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Sudan: WHO condemns military occupation of hospitals as ‘gross violation’

Sudan: WHO condemns military occupation of hospitals as ‘gross violation’

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A senior World Health Organization (WHO) official has condemned the reported military occupation of at least one hospital in Sudan as a base for attacks, as “an incredibly concerning development.”

Dr. Richard Brennan, WHO Emergency Director for the Eastern Mediterranean region which includes Sudan, told UN News that the use of any health facility by either side in Sudan’s current military power struggle, would be a gross violation of international humanitarian law.

He told Abdelmonem Makki of our Arabic news service, that WHO was in regular contact with hospitals in Khartoum and other areas affected by the fighting, and despite careful pre-positioning of medical supplies to treat civilian casualties, they were fast running out.

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Abelmonem Makki, UN News Arabic service
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