Over 100,000 refugees crossed from Sudan to neighboring countries – UN
03 May 2023 | 10:04 am
More than 100,000 refugees have now crossed from Sudan to neighbouring countries to escape the conflict that erupted last month while hundreds of thousands have been displaced by violence within the country, U.N. officials said on Tuesday.
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South Sudan, Chad and Egypt all depend on stability in their neighbor Sudan, whether it’s for economic, humanitarian or security reasons.
The first three German military planes out of Sudan reached Jordan overnight Sunday and on Monday morning. Matthew Moore reports from the Berlin airport.
In Monday’s meeting of the United Nations Security Council, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov repeated accusations against the US, NATO and Ukraine.
The German army has evacuated Goethe-Institut staff from Sudan amid tense fighting. Some 21 local staff members remain in the country.
One of the warring parties in Sudan has captured a lab with various pathogens, including cholera bacteria, the WHO has warned. A three-day ceasefire brokered by the US is mostly holding. DW has the latest.
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A boatload of civilians from more than 50 countries have arrived in Saudi Arabia from Sudan. Meanwhile, Germany said it had evacuated 700 people from the country.
U.N. officials said Tuesday that one side in the Sudan conflict has seized control of a national health lab in the capital of Khartoum that holds biological material, calling it an “extremely dangerous” development
The desperate rush to leave Khartoum continues. Sudanese and foreigners take advantage of openings left by a delicate ceasefire to try to get out of the Sudanese capital. Also, an African child is killed by malaria every 60 seconds – the region suffers from 95 percent of all cases in the world. The WHO aims to wipe out the disease by 2030, as our team in Gabon reports. Finally, Conakry celebrates African identity during its 72-hour literary festival.
Sudan's neighbors are working to prevent an escalation of fighting in the region. Ethiopia is mediating through the African bloc, but experts say the neighbor in the Horn of Africa should take a stronger leadership role.
Hundreds have been killed in the conflict between Sudan's army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces. While many foreign governments are evacuating their citizens from the chaos, those who are unable to leave face shortages of vital supplies.
Sudan's rival generals agree to extend a fragile truce for another 72 hours. Meanwhile, citizens continue to flock to the country's borders to escape the violence. We're joined by a Franco-Sudanese evacuee, who's just arrived in France.
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