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Emergency response efforts struggle amid Darfur conflict

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Aid organizations operating in Sudan’s Darfur region are grappling with a dire situation after four days of intense clashes in El Fasher.

According to Claire Nicolet, the head of emergency response at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the fighting between the army and a rival paramilitary group has resulted in significant civilian casualties.

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Nicolet described the clashes as dramatic and noted the severe challenges in delivering essential supplies to the city and surrounding camps.

She highlighted the critical issue of supply shortages, particularly food, which has led to skyrocketing prices. Given the ongoing conflict, transporting goods has become increasingly difficult.

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Nicolet warned that if the violence persists, malnutrition rates could reach unprecedented levels, affecting up to two to three million people.

The already dire nutrition situation is expected to worsen significantly if the current conflict continues, potentially resulting in a substantial loss of life.

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