AOAV’s data briefing in the surge of armed violence in Sudan, with a focus on air strikes, and its underlying causes
This data briefing by AOAV (Action On Armed Violence) provides a detailed analysis of recorded air-strike incidents in Sudan since April 2023. According to the data, the Sudanese government’s air force was responsible for 16 out of 26 recorded air-strike incidents, causing 192 casualties or 52.3% of the overall 367 civilians harmed in such attacks (until September 2023). In 8 incidents, the perpetrators are unknown but have resulted in 138 casualties (37.6% of the total) from recorded air-strike incidents. The Rapid Support Forces (RSF) were involved in 2 recorded air-strike incidents, causing 37 casualties (10.1% of the total). The document notes that urban residential areas and markets are high-risk locations for air strikes, and critical civilian infrastructures like hospitals and schools are also not spared. The data reveals a grim picture of violence disproportionately affecting civilians, and the document emphasizes the need for immediate and concerted international intervention to hold perpetrators accountable and bring about lasting peace.
This briefing was originally published by AOAV.
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