April 12, 2024
Sudan Truce Extension Brings Renewed Fighting, Little Aid
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Sudan Truce Extension Brings Renewed Fighting, Little Aid

Fighting flared up once again in Sudan on Tuesday despite the latest ceasefire pledges of the two warring generals, meant to allow desperately needed aid to reach besieged civilians. 

US and Saudi mediators announced late Monday that the army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces had agreed to extend the humanitarian truce by five days despite frequently violating the agreement over the past week.

The mediators admit that the truce has been imperfectly observed, but say the extension will permit further humanitarian efforts.

Since the extension announcement, residents report clashes with various kinds of weapons in southern Khartoum, and fighting in Nyala, South Darfur’s state capital.

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The UN says the war in Sudan has killed more than 1,800 people, according to the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project.

More than a million people are internally displaced and nearly 350,000 have fled to other countries.

The UN says residents have been hiding from street combat and roaming looters in the capital city of more than five million where nearly 700,000 of whom have fled.

The UN warned on Monday that Sudan has become one of the highest alert areas for food insecurity, requiring “urgent” international action.

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