Egypt opens its borders to 16,000 people fleeing conflict in Sudan

In his written statement, Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid stated that Sudanese and foreign nationals fleeing the conflicts continue to enter the country and that necessary facilities are provided at the crossings.

Abu Zayd stated that since the beginning of the conflict, approximately 16 thousand people, 14 thousand of whom are Sudanese and 2 thousand of whom are foreign nationals (from 50 different countries), have entered Egypt from Sudan.

On April 24, the Egyptian side announced that some legal procedures have been implemented to facilitate the entry of Sudanese people who have passports due to the crisis in Sudan, provided that coordination with the Egyptian Embassy is ensured.

Clashes between army and HDK in Sudan

Armed clashes broke out between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (HDK) on the morning of April 15 in the capital of Sudan, Khartoum and other cities.

The disagreement between the army and the HDK regarding the military security reform, which envisages “the full participation of the HDK in the army”, had turned into a hot conflict in the last few months.

Sudan’s Ministry of Health announced that 512 people were killed and 4,193 injured in the clashes between the army and the HDK that started on April 15th.

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