This is another step in the ongoing impasse in Sudan. On the evening of September 18, it was the turn of the city of Port Sudan in the northeast of the country to become the scene of fighting between two rival factions of the Sudanese army. Sudanese soldiers have been ordered to remove roadblocks there set up by a militia called the East Sudan Alliance Movement Forces, reports BBC News, a militia formed from members of the Beja tribes who initially supported the army at the start of the war.

The fighting appears to be an additional variable in the five-month conflict between the Sudanese Armed Forces (FAF) and rival paramilitary forces, the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), which are already responsible for the deaths of 7,500 people and the displacement of five million more. , clarifies BBC News.

UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, also reported on September 19 that more than 1,200 children under 5 years of age died from measles and malnutrition in Sudan between May and September.

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