Providing aid around Sudanese capital 'almost impossible': IFRC

As per the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, offering humanitarian services around Khartoum was almost impossible.
Satellite image shows burning buildings and military patrol northeast of Khartoum International Airport in Khartoum, Sudan April 17, 2023, in this handout image.
Satellite image shows burning buildings and military patrol northeast of Khartoum International Airport in Khartoum, Sudan April 17, 2023, in this handout image. Courtesy of Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS.

GENEVA (Reuters) - The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said on Tuesday it was nearly impossible to provide humanitarian services around the Sudanese capital Khartoum and warned that the country's health system was at risk of collapse.

"The truth is that at the moment it is almost impossible to provide any humanitarian services in and around Khartoum," Farid Aiywar, IFRC head of delegation for Sudan, told reporters. "There are calls from various organisations and people trapped asking for evacuation."

Aiywar warned that if disruptions to the Sudanese health system persisted, "it will almost go into a collapse."

(Reporting by Emma Farge and Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber)

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