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Sudan Crisis: 113 humanitarian workers flown out of Western Sudan

As fighting continues in Sudan, at least 113 humanitarian workers from various aid organisations have been flown out of North Darfur State in the west of the country.

The staff were airlifted to neighbouring Chad on Thursday, the Governor of North Darfur, Nimir Mohamed Abdel Rahman, told dpa on Friday.

The evacuated workers include those of the World Food Programme, UNICEF, the UN Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) and the Norwegian Refugee Council.

UNITAMS said that France organised the mission.

Sudan’s de facto President Abdel Fattah al-Burhan has been fighting his Deputy Mohammed Hamdan Daglo, with the help of the military since April 15.

Daglo is the Leader of the influential paramilitary group Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

The two generals took over the leadership of the country of about 46 million people through two joint military coups in 2019 and 2021.

According to the governor, a ceasefire extended by both sides on Thursday is expected to hold in the capital of North Darfur.

He said the situation in the city was calm and stable.

However, according to eyewitnesses, there has been heavy shelling in Khartoum.

According to NAN, the renewed ceasefire was agreed for a period of 72 hours.

Becky Prevail

Becky Prevail is the News Editor and Senior Correspondent of Spark News Daily - Nigeria's most sought-after online news platform in Politics, Sport, Entertainment and Religion. Becky Prevai is a graduate of Mass Communication with 15 years of Journalistic engagements.

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