A grim situation in Khartoum, Sudan, where violence and attacks have continued unabated for nearly five months.
Over the weekend, a series of attacks in Khartoum resulted in the deaths of 25 civilians. On Sunday, five civilians were killed when bombs struck their homes in the Sudanese capital. The day before, an airstrike in the southern part of the city claimed the lives of at least 20 people. The attacks also involved artillery and rocket fire, causing significant destruction and casualties.
The violence in Sudan has been ongoing since mid-April, with clashes between the regular army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF). The conflict has resulted in a high number of casualties, with an estimated 5,000 people killed. The RSF controls the streets in the capital, while the Sudanese armed forces have control over the skies and have carried out regular airstrikes.
International concerns have been raised about alleged war crimes and killings based on ethnicity in the western Darfur region, with the International Criminal Court (ICC) launching a new investigation into these allegations. Both the paramilitaries and the army have been accused of abuses, including attacks on civilians.
The situation in Sudan is dire, with more than half of the country's 48 million people requiring humanitarian aid and protection. Additionally, approximately 6 million people are reportedly on the brink of famine, according to the United Nations. The ongoing violence and instability in Sudan are causing immense suffering and have far-reaching humanitarian implications.