Sudan: Dozens injured in anti-coup rallies
Sudan protests continue, and the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors announces that more than 62 people were injured during Monday’s demonstrations.
Sudanese security forces fired tear gas Monday to disperse hundreds of protesters who rallied near the presidential palace in Khartoum in rejection of the military coup.
On its part, the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors stated that 62 protesters were injured during demonstrations.
The security forces hit 6 protesters in the head with tear gas canisters, the committee reported.
Furthermore, the Sudanese Professionals Association called for a peaceful million-strong protest on December 19, 25, and 30, in rejection of the appointment of the military council following the coup in Sudan.
In November, the Sudanese army reinstated Abdullah Hamdok as prime minister after reaching an agreement.
Sudan in need for humanitarian assistance: UN
The United Nations said earlier this month that about 14.3 million people need humanitarian assistance in Sudan in 2022, which is an increase of 8 million people compared to 2021, and the highest in a decade.
The United Nations Office for Humanitarian Affairs stated that the majority of people in need for assistance are from vulnerable populations, and this number is more than 800,000 people from this year, according to the report, which also revealed that the number of people in need in Sudan during 2022 will be “the highest in the world over the course of a decade.”