A spokesman for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs confirmed today, Tuesday, that the office had to reduce some of its activities in parts of Sudan due to heavy fighting.
“In areas where heavy fighting has hampered our humanitarian operations, we have had to reduce our presence,” said spokesman Jens Laerke.
“But we are committed to continuing to provide assistance to the people of Sudan,” he continued.
Evacuations from Sudan continue
On Tuesday, the Sudanese are cautiously awaiting the implementation of an agreement announced by Washington for a cease-fire between the army and the Rapid Support Forces, after ten days of bloody battles in which all attempts to calm down failed, and the evacuation of foreign nationals continued, according to the French News Agency.
Shortly before midnight on Monday, Tuesday, Khartoum time, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced the agreement of the two parties to a three-day cease-fire.
“Following intense negotiations over the past 48 hours,” he said in a statement, “the two sides agreed to implement a nationwide ceasefire beginning at midnight on April 24 and lasting 72 hours.”
The battles and explosions recorded a relative decline as of Saturday, while Western and Arab countries began evacuating diplomats and nationals, although they did not stop completely in Khartoum and elsewhere.