Sudan crisis: US Navy ship at Port Sudan to help evacuate Americans1 min read 30 Apr 2023, 09:18 PM IST
The British government has also arranged an extra evacuation flight from Port Sudan to evacuation its stranded citizens from the violence-hit country. The flight is set to depart on May 1
To help evacuate American citizens stranded Sudan since fighting broke out earlier this month, the United States has sent a fast-transport Navy ship to Sudan, news agency Reuters reported citing people familiar with the matter.
Meanwhile, the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) extended the humanitarian truce on Sunday for 72 hours and the truce will last for three days starting from midnight.
"In response to international, regional and local calls, we announce the extension of the humanitarian truce for 72 hours, starting from midnight tonight, in order to open humanitarian corridors and facilitate the movement of citizens and residents and enable them to fulfil their needs and reach safe areas," the spokesman said in a statement.
Hundreds of people have been killed and thousands wounded since a long-simmering power struggle between the Sudanese army and the RSF erupted into conflict on April 15.