Sudan: Women and Girls Abducted, held ‘in slave-like conditions’ in Darfur

Sudan Events – Sumaya Sayed

The UN human rights office (OHCHR) expressed alarm on Friday over reports stating that women and girls in Sudan are being abducted, chained and held in “inhuman, degrading slave-like conditions” in areas controlled by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in Darfur.
The report comes against the backdrop of a sharp uptick in fighting between the Government’s Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and rebel RSF and heightened intercommunal tensions in the restive region.
The rival militaries plunged the country into a brutal civil war more than six months ago. Thousands have died and more than 5.7 million are displaced, inside and outside the African nation. Around 25 million are now relying on some form of humanitarian aid.
“Some sources have reported seeing women and girls in chains on pick-up trucks and in cars,” she said.

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