Violence in Sudan Has Reached an All-Time High

Violence in Sudan Has Reached an All-Time High

Lia Ghirardi, Editor-In-Chief

On April 15, 2023, war broke out across Sudan. Violence erupted between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in the Capital of Sudan, Khartoum, due to mounting conflict between both parties. This Civil War does not only have an effect on the civilians of Sudan but other countries such as the United States.

The conflict started due to political tensions and instability. There was a disagreement over the integration of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) into Sudan’s military forces. This disagreement has now led Sudan into a civil war. The fighting has primarily been done by air strikes as well as gunfire. This war has impacted civilians and the community in many negative aspects. As of April 17, the death toll has reached 185 with over 1,800 people injured. This includes armed forces and civilians. The homes of innocent people have also been looted and raided for supplies by armed forces.

This war is worrisome to outside countries for different reasons. Conflict in Sudan is an issue for the United States due to being a leading facilitator of Sudan’s independence. U.S. military forces have begun procedures to safely evacuate the American Embassy in Sudan to ensure the safety of U.S. citizens during this time.

This unfortunately has not been the first time that Sudan has broken out into civil war. Ongoing conflicts between these 2 parties have been going on between 2018 and now. War in Sudan doesn’t only impact civilians and community members, but other countries such as the United States. This is not Sudan’s first civil war, but pray that it is their last.