In a war-devastated district of Sudan's capital, Abbas Mohammed Babiker says he and his family have only been able to eat once a day. Now even that is in doubt, but on Sunday a citizens' support group issued an urgent appeal for donations to help people like him.
Nearly three million people have been displaced internally and across borders by the conflict in Sudan, in less than three months. In addition to the more than 2.2 million Internally Displaced People (IDPs), nearly 700,000 others have fled into neighbouring countries, according to the latest figures by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM’s) Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM).
Air strikes killed or wounded more than two dozen civilians in Khartoum Saturday, a citizens' group said, as medics reported hundreds of wounded fleeing Sudan's western Darfur region in worsening violence of a two-month war.
Shelling and gunfire resumed Sunday in the Sudanese capital, witnesses said, at the end of a 24-hour ceasefire that had given civilians rare respite from nearly two months of war.
Gunfire rang out Sunday in the Sudanese capital, adding to truce violations which United States and Saudi mediators said significantly hindered delivery of the desperately needed aid it was supposed to enable.
United Nations chief Antonio Guterres said he was "shocked" by a letter from Sudanese army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, reportedly requesting the replacement of special envoy Volker Perthes amid a brutal war with paramilitaries.
The Federal Government, yesterday, said Egypt has opened its borders to Nigerians fleeing conflict-hit Sudan. In an update shared on Twitter, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) on Monday said an Air Force plane was already on ground in Aswan, Egypt, adding that the processing of the first set of evacuees would begin.