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Sudan: Army, RSF sign deal to protect civilians

Sudanese fleeing Sudan

The two warring parties in Sudan have signed an agreement to alleviate the suffering of the civilians.

The agreement is coming after series of talks between the belligerent factions since the beginning of the crisis in Sudan.

According to the BBC, the move is the first step towards providing relief for the trapped civilians.

The terms of the deal is to allow safe passage for people leaving battle zones, protect relief workers and not to use civilians as human shields.

In addition, the deal did not include pausing the ongoing fight.

The Sudan crisis began in mid-April between the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and the Sudanese army.

The BBC quoted WHO as saying 600 people have died since the beginning of the war as thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes.

Writing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade