Sudan Agrees For Aid To Come Via Chad And South Sudan

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Sudan’s military-led government has said it will allow some humanitarian aid to be delivered via Chad and South Sudan.

It had banned deliveries via Chad after accusing the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of using aid convoys to supply weapons to the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF).

The UAE has denied doing so.

Clementine Nkweta-Salami, the UN humanitarian co-ordinator in Sudan, said the move was a “welcome step” and would help reach people in “dire need of life saving assistance”.

Ms Salami said the government had agreed to open airport routes for humanitarian aid in Fasher, Kadugli and El Obeid.

More than 10 months of conflict between rival military forces has left thousands dead and about eight million displaced.

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) had warned that the war in Sudan could trigger the world’s largest hunger crisis if the fighting does not stop.