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Sudan Conflict: Declaration of seven-day ceasefire in Sudan, agreement made between army and paramilitary force

Pankaj Prasad
Ceasefire in Sudan
Ceasefire in Sudan

A seven-day ceasefire has been agreed between the army and the paramilitary force RSF in war-torn Sudan.

A seven-day ceasefire has been agreed between the army and the paramilitary force RSF in war-torn Sudan. The ceasefire will come into effect from May 4 and will last till May 11. This announcement may accelerate the evacuation of foreign nationals stranded in Sudan. Let us tell you that there is a fight between the army and a paramilitary group to capture power in Sudan, in which about 400 people have been killed and more than three lakh people have been displaced.

The warring parties in Sudan have agreed to a seven-day ceasefire, South Sudan's foreign ministry in Juba said in an official statement on Tuesday (local time). In a telephone conversation with South Sudan's President Salwa Kiir Mayardit, the warring sides agreed to a ceasefire from May 4 to May 11. General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, the leader of the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and Rapid Support Forces (RSF), has agreed in principle to a ceasefire. They have also agreed to nominate their representatives for the talks.

US evacuates 1000 of its citizens from Sudan

America has so far evacuated about 1000 of its citizens since the start of violence in Sudan. State Department Principal Deputy Spokesman Vedant Patel said that these citizens were evacuated from Sudan as part of a multinational effort. 200 US officials have been working around the clock since the beginning of the crisis to evacuate their citizens from Sudan.

migration from sudan

The ongoing civil war in Sudan has so far forced one lakh people to leave their homes and flee across the border. The three-week-long civil war is turning into a humanitarian crisis, UN officials said on Tuesday, amid shelling and bombings in the capital Khartoum in violation of a ceasefire. Sudan's poor neighboring countries are facing a refugee crisis. Civil war has blocked access to aid in Sudan, where two-thirds of the population is already dependent on outside aid. The risk is that this is not just a Sudan crisis, it is going to become a regional crisis, said Michael Dunford, East Africa director at the UN World Food Program (WFP).

India shifts embassy from Khartoum to Port Sudan

At the same time, in view of the current situation in Sudan, India has decided to temporarily shift its embassy from violence-hit capital Khartoum to Port Sudan. The Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that in view of the attacks on the city of Khartoum and the security situation in Sudan, it has been decided to temporarily transfer the embassy from Khartoum to Port Sudan.

Port Sudan is a port city on the Red Sea in eastern Sudan. It is about 850 km from Khartoum. India is operating military aircraft and naval ships from Port Sudan to evacuate its citizens from Sudan. The Indian Embassy in Khartoum is located opposite the airport in the city and fierce fighting is going on in that area. In view of this, no Indian official is living in the embassy premises. They are working from their places of stay.