Sudan updates: UN advises against returns amid bloodshed
13 May 2023 | 4:11 pm
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.
The brutal power struggle unfolding in Sudan has no clear end in sight, with over 500 people already killed and thousands forced to flee. After the joy and hope of the democratic protests that led to the fall of Omar al-Bashir, the country has been unable to escape the shadow of his regime and the men who wish to succeed him.
Sudan's army chief meets with officials as conflict drags on.
Sudan's army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces have agreed to extend their cease-fire by 72 hours. Meanwhile, the UN is sending its top humanitarian envoy amid the "unprecedented" situation. DW has the latest.
The World Food Program had suspended operations after three team members died. Meanwhile, fighting in Khartoum has been reported despite a cease-fire.
One of the final evacuation flights of British citizens from Sudan was carried out from an airbase north of Khartoum on Saturday. The evacuees and military personnel boarded an Royal Air Force (RAF) flight at Wadi Seidna Air Base in Sudan, bound for Larnaca in Cyprus.
The United Nations warned on Monday that 800,000 people may flee Sudan as rival military factions battled in the capital despite a supposed ceasefire.
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.
The UN refugee agency warned that bloodshed in Sudan could cause 800,000 people to leave for neighboring countries. Meanwhile, clashes in Khartoum have undermined an extended truce. DW has the latest.
During his trip to Ethiopia and Kenya, the German chancellor will focus on reaffirming strategic alliances and calling for a peaceful solution in Sudan.
The United Nations says it will continue to operate in Afghanistan. But working with the Taliban, the country's Islamic fundamentalist rulers, is becoming increasingly problematic for the international body.
In tonight's edition: A new week long truce is agreed in Sudan as the African Union holds an emergency meeting in Ethiopia on how to de-escalate the conflict that's already cost at least 500 lives in under 3 weeks.
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