Daniel Bekele, Head of HRW the group, said it documented more than 100 civilian casualties resulting from aerial bombardment in the country’s South Kordofan province since last year.
“The casualties included 26 children, as they are literally being blown to pieces by bombs and burned alive with their siblings.
“They are unable to get sufficient food, basic health care or education, and the situation is only getting worse,’’ he added.
Bekele said during a visit to 13 villages and towns in the province’s Nuba Mountains, HRW also found evidence that bomber planes had deliberately targeted hospitals.
He said over 20 schools had been destroyed or damaged.
Bekele said HRW has also accused Khartoum of preventing international aid agencies from working in the area.
He said even though the Sudanese government has in the past denied that it targets civilians, but thousands are believed to have been killed, while hundreds of thousands have been displaced or gone into exile in South Sudan.
Bekele said the Sudanese government was also facing an insurgency in the western region of Darfur, where 300,000 people are estimated to have been killed over the past decade. (dpa/NAN)
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