Khartoum,  May 4(Darfur24) The United Nations has warned of the “catastrophic” effects of the fighting in Sudan on human rights.


This came in statements made by the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Turk, during a session of the Security Council, on Wednesday.


Turk said that the fighting in Sudan had “catastrophic effects” on human rights, as the recent clashes left at least 550 dead and more than 4,900 wounded.


He added that the clashes forced “more than 100,000 residents to flee to neighboring countries.”


The UN official told the Security Council that Sudan is “the last country heading towards an all-out conflict.”


“Tragically, civilians continue to be at grave risk and denied access to vital supplies and aid,” he added.


In the context, Turk stressed the need for human rights principles, an end to impunity, and the participation of the population, especially women and youth, to become “the driving forces to get out of the current crisis so that Sudan can reach a state of stability.”


He accused the conflicting parties in Sudan of violating international principles, including “proportionality and precaution.

” Since April 15, Sudan has been witnessing massive clashes between the army, led by Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the Rapid Support Forces, led by Muhammad Hamdan Dagalo, “Hemedti”, which have claimed the lives of hundreds of people, mostly civilians.