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In Sudan, the ceasefire remains fragile, and evacuations are continuing

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The 72-hour ceasefire in Sudan under the auspices of the United States remains fragile, and evacuations are continuing as a boat carrying 1,687 civilians fleeing the fighting arrived in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, April 26.

Clashes and French evacuation… What we know about the situation in Sudan

In addition, some 245 French and foreigners recently evacuated from Sudan landed on Wednesday morning at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport on a plane chartered by the French authorities, according to AFP. Among the passengers met by French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna, 195 are French, but they are also Dutch, Italians, New Zealanders and Sudanese, as we learn from the Quai d’Orsay.

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Fighting intensified in Khartoum

In the Sudanese capital, clashes around “strategic places” Owns “continued broadly and at times intense”On Tuesday evening, before the UN Security Council, the head of the United Nations Mission in Sudan, Volker Perthes, said from Port Sudan (east), where the organization transferred part of its staff.

Eleven days after the start of fighting between the army and paramilitary forces that left more than 459 dead and more than 4,000 injured according to the United Nations, Volker Berthes confirmed that“There is currently no clear indication of that either [des deux généraux] Really willing to negotiate.

From Burma to Sudan, great gains for the putschists

Witnesses told AFP that the army targeted, on Tuesday, the positions of the Rapid Support Forces, which responded with heavy machine gun fire on the outskirts of Khartoum. New air strikes this evening targeted FSR vehicles north of the capital, according to other witnesses.

On Tuesday, a video recording showed that the paramilitary factions led by General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo – who oppose the army of his rival, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, who has been in power since the October 2021 coup – took control of a refinery and a power station 70 kilometers north of Khartoum.

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The military stated on Facebook a “Big move [des FSR] To the refinery in order to take advantage of the truce to [en] the control “. As with every declaration of armistice, both the FSR and the military accused each other of violating it.

‘Massive’ biological hazard

The World Health Organization (WHO) is concerned about biological hazards ” huge “ after speaking by one of the warring parties from one public health lab Khartoum containing pathogens of measles, cholera and polio.

According to lawyers, an escape occurred for detainees in Kober prison in Khartoum, where the dictator Omar al-Bashir was overthrown in 2019 and under an arrest warrant from the International Criminal Court for “crimes against humanity” and “genocide” in Darfur, he was arrested along with former members of his regime.

Ahmed Haroun, one of his former aides, who is also wanted by the International Criminal Court, said in a speech recorded on Sudanese television on Tuesday evening that former officials of the Omar al-Bashir regime are no longer in detention. We stayed in Kober under the crossfire […] for nine daysEven when there are no longer guards and prisoners “We now have a responsibility to protect us.” in another place.

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“avoid hunger”

On Tuesday, the United Nations warned that up to 270,000 people could flee to neighboring Chad and South Sudan. may conflict“conquering the entire region and beyond”UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Tuesday.

The United Nations report states “Lack of food, water, medicine and fuel [qui] It has become very dangerous, especially in Khartoum and the surrounding areas.”. In some places, humanitarian aid is all that can prevent famine.Antonio Guterres said.

Those who cannot leave the capital of more than 5 million people are trying to survive, deprived of water and electricity, suffering from food shortages and phone and internet cuts.

1,000 EU citizens have been evacuated

On Tuesday, the United Kingdom began evacuating its nationals, three days after evacuating its diplomats. More than 1,000 EU citizens have been able to leave, and France announced on Tuesday that it had repatriated 538 people, including 209 French nationals. About 700 international staff from the United Nations, NGOs and embassies Evacuated to Port Sudanthe United Nations said.

Five aid workers were killed in the fighting in Sudan as dozens of aid workers were evacuated to Chad from Darfur.

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