"New 72-Hour Truce Declared in Sudan as International Conference on Aid Takes Place"

news 19-Jun-2023 Africa

New Truce Declared in Sudan Conflict A new 72-hour ceasefire has been put in place across Sudan, effective from 6am, amid efforts to end two months of fighting between the army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF). The truce was announced by American and Saudi mediators, who have brokered talks between the two sides.

Talks in Saudi Arabia Depend on Truce The ceasefire has been brokered ahead of an international conference on aid for Sudan, which is due to take place in Geneva today and is sponsored by Saudi Arabia. Riyadh has said that if the truce is broken, talks scheduled to continue in Jeddah will have to be postponed.

Two Million Displaced as Sudan Conflict Continues More than 2,000 people have been killed in Sudan since fighting began on 15 April, according to campaign group Acled. Meanwhile, the United Nations states that over 2.2 million people have been displaced by the conflict and that 25 million out of the country’s total population of 45 million rely on humanitarian aid to survive.

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