Jeddah, 28 April 28, 2023 (TDI): Secretary-General Hissein Brahim Taha has stated that the OIC Executive Committee’s open-ended meeting on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, will discuss the situation in Sudan.

Hissein Brahim expressed deep concern about the increase in ceasefire violations in Sudan, noting that the situation could worsen at any moment.

The United Nations has warned that the violence in Sudan may lead up to 270,000 people to seek refuge in neighboring South Sudan and Chad, while others have already fled to Egypt and Ethiopia.

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At least 459 people had been killed and more than 4,000 injured across Africa’s third-biggest country. The fighting has destroyed hospitals and limited food distribution in a nation heavily reliant on aid.

The Rapid Support Forces says it has agreed to extend the ceasefire in Sudan by three days.

The Sudanese military accepted the extension of the truce. The ceasefire and its extension had been brokered by the United States and Saudi Arabia.

The existing truce has not stopped the fighting between the two sides. It just created enough place for thousands of Sudanese to flee to safer areas and for foreign nations to evacuate hundreds of their citizens by land and sea.

The evacuation plan for Pakistani nationals in Sudan continues. The ship carrying 37 Pakistani nationals along with Saudis, Libyans and Syrians arrived in Jeddah from Port Sudan.

Secretary-General expressed his hope that the humanitarian truce would continue, that a permanent ceasefire would be reached and that security and stability would return to Sudan as soon as possible.

On Thursday, Secretary-General OIC Hissein Brahim Taha, received Ambassador Dafallah El Haj Ali, special envoy of Sudan Transitional Sovereign Council’s President, who presented a detailed explanation of the Sudanese Government’s position on the current situation in Sudan.

The Secretary-General stated that the open-ended meeting of the OIC Executive Committee will discuss the current situation in Sudan.