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Sudan generals agree to three-day truce allowing aid

Evacuees from Sudan arrived in Jordan on Monday, April 24. Associated Press/Photo by Raad Adayleh

Sudan generals agree to three-day truce allowing aid

Thousands on Tuesday fled the Sudanese capital of Khartoum as a 72-hour truce began between the national army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces. The cease-fire was brokered by the United States and Saudi Arabia, according to statements made by the two factions. It is the fourth attempt to stop the fighting that began on April 15.

What are the goals during the cease-fire? The International Red Cross and other aid organizations hope the lull in fighting will allow workers to deliver food, water, and medicine to civilians. The World Health Organization on Tuesday said the National Public Health Laboratory in Khartoum had been captured by one of the factions and is at risk of becoming a biohazard. The lab stores measles and cholera pathogens used for vaccinations.

Dig deeper: Read A.S. Ibrahim’s column in WORLD Opinions about how the fighting could lead to civil war in Sudan.

Lauren Canterberry

Lauren Canterberry is a reporter for WORLD. She graduated from the World Journalism Institute and the University of Georgia with a degree in journalism, both in 2017. She worked as a local reporter in Texas and now lives in Georgia with her husband.

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