Khartoum, Sudan – (African Boulevard News) – Since the beginning of the conflict between two rival generals in Sudan, Mohammed had been holed up in his home with his family, amid the din of explosions, until the day the paramilitaries came to his neighbourhood. Now, like many other families in Sudan, Mohammed’s family has fled their homes, and their once-bustling neighbourhood now lies deserted, occupied by paramilitaries.
According to a recent report, the Sudanese paramilitary group, Rapid Support Forces (RSF), have been occupying deserted homes in Sudan since the overthrow of former President Omar al-Bashir in 2019. The RSF is a powerful paramilitary force in Sudan, accused of numerous human rights abuses, including the violent dispersal of peaceful protests.
The RSF’s bivouacking in the deserted neighbourhoods of Sudan has sparked concerns about the safety of civilians living in the country. The group has been accused of looting and arbitrary detentions, and the occupation of deserted homes has only added to the list of their alleged abuses.
Sudanese human rights activist, Amal El Sayed, condemned the RSF’s actions, saying, “The occupation of deserted homes by paramilitaries is a clear violation of the rights of civilians and a threat to their safety.” She called on the Sudanese government to take action to protect civilians and hold the RSF accountable for their actions.
In addition to concerns about civilians’ safety, the RSF’s occupation of deserted homes has also disrupted the lives of those who have fled their homes. Many families have been left homeless and without access to basic necessities like food, water, and sanitation.
As the conflict in Sudan continues, the situation for civilians remains precarious. The occupation of deserted homes by the RSF is just one of the many challenges facing Sudanese citizens. The Sudanese government and international community must work together to find a solution to the conflict and ensure the safety and well-being of all civilians in the country.
In conclusion, the Rapid Support Forces’ occupation of deserted homes in Sudan is a clear violation of the rights of civilians and a threat to their safety. The Sudanese government must take action to protect civilians and hold the RSF accountable for their actions. The international community must also work together to find a solution to the conflict in Sudan and ensure the safety and well-being of all civilians in the country.