Sudan: UN condemns sexual violence amid weeklong cease-fire
26 May 2023 | 5:35 pm
US and Saudi monitors said both parties have violated the truce. UN human rights chief Volker Turk called on both sides to stop sexual violence and spare civilians' lives.
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The UN refugee agency has advised governments not to return people to Sudan amid an ongoing conflict there. Meanwhile, Arab ministers will meet in Cairo this weekend to discuss the fighting.
Sudan's warring parties are not willing to stop fighting as each sees themselves capable of winning, a Saudi diplomat said. Meanwhile, clashes continued on the ground, with evacuation missions ongoing. DW has the latest.
A United Nations internal estimate predicts Sudan's crisis will see five million more people needing emergency aid, just as vital international funding for U.N. humanitarian appeals is dropping off.
More than 604 people, including civilians, have been killed, and thousands more injured, a UN agency said. The toll climbs as talks between warring parties continue in Saudi Arabia.
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United Nations chief Antonio Guterres said civilian deaths were "unacceptable." He also condemned the indiscriminate launching of rockets from Gaza into Israel.
Heavy air attacks and clashes were witnessed in several major Sudanese cities, as the UN warned more people will go hungry amid a prolonged conflict.
Apart from a commitment to protect civilians, the agreement calls for restoration of electricity, water and other basic services. That's after a week of negotiations between the envoys.
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Airstrikes have rocked the Sudanese capital even as the warring factions were preparing to continue talks in Saudi Arabia. Hundreds of people have died in the clashes.
The ongoing fighting in Sudan has already destroyed numerous medical facilities and forced many doctors and other health care workers to flee. Those who can bear to remain have been overwhelmed with patients.
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