29 Apr 2023

Reem Abbas on the situation in Khartoum and hopes for Sudan

From Saturday Morning, 8:10 am on 29 April 2023

Fighting between Sudan's military and the Rapid Support Forces continued Friday, hours into a second 72 hour ceasefire say eyewitnesses. The situation across Sudan has deteriorated, with shortages of water and food supplies, and reports of violence and widespread looting. In the capital Khartoum the ceasefire is also very fragile. Reem Abbas is a Sudanese feminist activist, journalist and researcher sheltering with her family there. She says they may have to evacuate at any time. Abbas, who has previously written for the Guardian, the Washington Post and Open Democracy, was this month appointed communications coordinator at the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

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