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First aid shipment arrives in Port Sudan as UK announces new evacuation flight

International Committee of the Red Cross has announced that the first shipment of humanitarian aid arrived in Port Sudan. The UK government has also announced a second evacuation flight for British citizens trying to leave the nation.

Eight tonnes of surgical materials, such as anaesthetics and dressings, are being sent to Sudanese Red Crescent Society volunteers and hospitals.

Patrick Youssef said, “Healthcare workers in Sudan are doing the impossible by caring for the injured without water, electrical supplies, and basic medical equipment.

The logistics of bringing in medical supplies during an active conflict is extremely difficult. We are relieved that we were able to get the material into the country.


On Sunday, the UK government announced that another evacuation flight will be offered on Monday to Britons.

Anyone wishing to leave the country must be at the British Evacuation Centre at Port Sudan International Airport by midday that day.

It is believed that the ICRC will be sending a second aircraft with additional medical supplies and emergency personnel.

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The announcement comes after the Sudanese Army announced that it had agreed to extend the ceasefire with the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces for 72 hours following the expiration of the current agreement.

On Sunday, rival military forces had accused each other earlier of new violations of the ceasefire.

Since the 15th April, a long-simmering conflict between the Sudanese Army and the paramilitary RSF broke out into violence.

The Sudanese Army said that it destroyed RSF convoys heading towards Khartoum’s capital from the west.

The RSF claimed that the army used artillery, warplanes and other means to attack their positions in Khartoum Province.

These claims have not been independently verified.


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