World Paid Little Attention To Sudan’s War For A Year. Now Aid Groups Warn Of Mass Death From Hunger

People board a truck as they leave Khartoum, Sudan, June 19, 2023...(AP Photo, File) BY SAMY MAGDY CAIRO (AP) — On a clear night a year ago, a dozen heavily armed fighters broke into Omaima Farouq’s house in an upscale neighborhood in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum. At gunpoint, they whipped and slapped the woman, and terrorized her children. Then they expelled them from the fenced two-story house. “Since then, our life has been ruined,” said the 45-year-old schoolteacher. “Everything has changed in this year.” Farouq, who is a widow, and her four children now live in a small village outside the central city of Wad Madani, 136 kilometers (85 miles) southeast of Khartoum. They depend on aid from villagers and philanthropists since international aid groups can’t reach the village. Sudan has been torn by war for a year now, ever since simmering tensions between its military and the notorious paramilitary Rapid Support Forces exploded into street clashes in the capital Khartoum in mid-A

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