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)