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War Crimes and Sexual Violence in Sudan’s Conflict

A new UN report highlights the harrowing reality of rape and sexual violence in Sudan’s ongoing conflict, suggesting potential war crimes. Since mid-April, clashes between Sudanese forces have ravaged the country, resulting in thousands of deaths and millions displaced. The report documents at least 118 cases of sexual violence, with many assaults attributed to paramilitary forces.

One victim endured repeated gang rape over 35 days, underscoring the brutality faced by civilians. Child soldier recruitment further exacerbates the humanitarian crisis. UN human rights chief Volker Türk calls for thorough investigations into these atrocities. Despite limited access for aid groups, the report draws from interviews, imagery, and testimonies to shed light on the dire situation. Urgent action is needed to protect civilians and halt the ongoing suffering in Sudan.