Unprecedented Circumstances: Guterres Dispatches High-Ranking Official to Sudan

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has decided to send the organization’s humanitarian affairs officer, Martin Griffiths, to the region immediately in light of the “unprecedented” situation in Sudan, where clashes continue.

Guterres spokesman Stéphane Dujarric announced today, Sunday, in a statement: “The events in Sudan are happening at an unprecedented scale and speed”, expressing his “great concern” and calling on “all parties” to protect civilians and allow them to leave the battle zones.

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This Sunday evening, the Sudanese Armed Forces announced their agreement to extend the truce with the rapid support forces for a period of 72 hours, starting from the end of the current truce period.

Also the Rapid Support Forces in Sudan have announced their agreement to extend the humanitarian truce for 72 hours, starting at midnight tonight.

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