Khartoum, 07 June, 2023 / 9:30 pm (ACI Africa).
It is becoming more and more difficult to make ends meet in Sudan amid ongoing violence and lack of basic needs, including food, water, and electricity, a Catholic Missionary Priest in the country’s capital city, Khartoum, has said.
“The situation is becoming more difficult with the high prices of food items, and lack of water and electricity even where people are moving freely,” Fr. Zobinou Komlan Hubert told ACI Africa on Monday, June 5.
The collapse of talks between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and those of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) to maintain a ceasefire and ease humanitarian aid is cause for concern, Fr. Komlan said, adding, “This makes the life of an already vulnerable people very difficult to survive.”
The Parish Priest of St. Joseph Kalakla Parish of the Catholic Archdiocese of Khartoum, located some 15 km South of Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, further said, “We can only continue raising our voices to God every day for peace in Sudan.”
“God’s intervention is the only way to help the people of this country to overcome the current situation,” the Togolese member of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) said in reference to the war that broke out on April 15, and the fighting that reportedly intensified in several areas of Khartoum after the ceasefire deal expired, according to Reuters.