Warring groups agree to three-day ceasefire

Sudan: Warring factions agree for three-day ceasefire

Europe News Desk!! Warring sides in Sudan have agreed a three-day ceasefire, as several countries attempt to evacuate their citizens from the violence-hit North African country. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement on Tuesday morning that, following intense negotiations, the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and Rapid Support Force (RSF) will begin implementing a 72-hour nationwide ceasefire beginning at midnight on April 24. Have agreed. According to UN agencies, previous attempts at a ceasefire have failed. At least 427 people died and more than 3,700 were injured in the fighting that broke out on 15 April. Since the violence began, residents of the war-torn capital Khartoum have been told to stay inside, and supplies of food and water are running low.

The bombing has affected major infrastructure such as water pipelines. Some people have been forced to drink the water of the Nile River. Hours before Blinken’s announcement, UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned that the violence within Sudan threatens to spread to the whole of the region and beyond. In a statement on Monday, RSF said it was working on a ceasefire to open humanitarian corridors, facilitate the movement of civilians and residents to meet their needs, access hospitals and safe areas, and enable the evacuation of diplomatic missions. Have agreed. Over the weekend, several countries evacuated their diplomats and citizens from densely populated areas of the capital. It is estimated that thousands of people, including Sudanese citizens and people from neighboring countries, have fled the country due to the unrest.


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