Photo: Graffiti in Khartoum: “No to war, people are not shields”.
The SCO update is a rapid response to the expanding war in Sudan written through a peacebuilding, human rights and justice lens. Once a week, we try to capture the five most important stories in Sudan. Please share it widely.
● A SAF counter. RSF claims a large swatch of Khartoum as SAF prepares for a massive counter attack. A fourth ceasefire that reduced fighting, ends at midnight. Meanwhile bombing continues and unidentified gangs roamed Khartoum under the watch of armed men at checkpoints.
● Crisis in West Darfur: In El Geneina recent fighting pulls in civilians.
● Mass exodus. As foreign embassies help their nationals evacuate, thousands of Sudanese flee unassisted, forced to pay increasingly exorbitant prices amid chaotic scenes at borders with neighboring countries.
● Prison Breaks. Thousands of inmates are let out of jail, including politicians Omar al Bashir and his NCP colleagues, but it is not clear where exactly they are now.
● Peace and polarization. Polarization is growing as military actors push civilians and other armed groups to “pick sides.” But local peacemaking efforts are ongoing in Darfur and Sudanese take up a “no to war” campaign.
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