May 25, 2023 (KHARTOUM)- In a significant development, humanitarian actors successfully delivered urgently needed medical supplies to various locations in Sudan, providing critical assistance to the affected communities, said the two mediators of the ceasefire.
In a joint statement on Friday, the American and Saudi diplomats stated that the situation improved in Sudan on Thursday after the serious escalation on Wednesday, May 24.
“On May 25, humanitarian actors delivered some urgently needed medical supplies to several locations in Sudan. In addition, maintenance crews were able to make repairs to begin restoring telecommunications services in Khartoum and other areas of Sudan,” read the statement.
In light of these positive developments, the facilitators urge all parties involved to build upon the progress made on May 25 and continue their efforts throughout the remaining period of the short-term ceasefire.
They also urged the Sudanese belligerents to uphold the commitments outlined in the May 11 Declaration of Commitment to Protect the Civilians of Sudan is crucial.
On May 24, the ceasefire monitoring mechanism detected significant breaches, including the use of artillery and military aircraft and drones, airstrikes, fighting in the Khartoum Industrial Area, and clashes in Zalingei, Darfur.
In return, the parties used military aircraft and isolated gunfire in Khartoum on Thursday.
However, Sudan Tribune reporters said that the fighting took place in the western and southern parts of Omdurman all night until the morning of Friday.
However, they are not able to verify the impact of the clashes and the casualties.