On Saturday, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi reiterated his country’s commitment to stabilizing Sudan as quickly as possible and putting an end to the ongoing conflict.
During an inspection tour at the Military College this morning, Sisi reported that “Egypt has accommodated 200,000 Sudanese displaced persons within the last seven weeks since the outbreak of the conflict.
He further stated that Egypt is currently hosting 9 million guests on its soil, hoping that Egypt can provide a secure and peaceful sanctuary not only for its own citizens but also for those who seek refuge.
The U.S. and Saudi Arabia confirmed that a temporary 24-hour truce, commencing June 10th at 6 a.m. local time, was agreed upon between the Sudanese Army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). This initiative looks to momentarily pause the escalating conflict that has engulfed Sudan.
Both military parties have pledged to refrain from offensive actions and maneuvers such as air raids, artillery strikes, troop resupply, and the use of drones or aircraft. The deal also prevents both sides from seeking to capitalize on the ceasefire for military gain.
A key feature of the agreement is the assured safe and unrestricted delivery of vital humanitarian aid throughout the conflict-stricken regions. This temporary ceasefire aims to provide a much-needed respite for the people of Sudan and facilitate immediate relief efforts.
Violent and large-scale clashes have been taking place between the Sudanese Army and the Rapid Support Forces across different regions of Sudan since April 15. The majority of these conflicts have been concentrated in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, resulting in hundreds of civilian casualties. However, there are no official tallies for the military casualties from either side of the conflict.