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Humanitarian agencies are calling for parties involved in the conflict to respect international humanitarian law as the crisis in Sudan continues. Read all
The war in Sudan has unleashed a new wave of violence in the western region of Darfur, sending tens of thousands into neighboring Chad, where a new humanitarian crisis is looming.
Thousands of refugees are crossing Sudan’s western border into Chad, fleeing escalating violence. Aid workers are hastily coordinating basic necessities as the rainy season approaches.
After a month of fighting, the death toll in Sudan has surpassed 600. As the conflict continues, there is growing concern that it could spread to other countries in the region.
Critics say the Biden administration and its partners were naïve about the intentions of two rival generals and failed to empower civilian leaders.
A turbulent transition to civilian rule has been underway in Sudan since the ouster of former President Omar Hassan El-Bashir in April 2019. The civilian-led transitional Government put in place later that year, through a power-sharing agreement between military and civilian leaders, was toppled by a military coup in October 2021.
After speculation that Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who had been serving a prison sentence, had been freed, the army said that he was being held in a military hospital but provided no evidence.
Sudan’s warring generals continue to fight on despite more calls for a cease-fire. Two rival generals are fighting for power and dashing hopes of a transition back to civilian rule.
The clashes have killed more than 400 people and injured thousands more. Those displaced are streaming into nations such as Chad, Egypt and South Sudan, adding to a refugee crisis in the region.