19 Dec 2023

250,000 flee Sudan’s second city as paramilitary seizes control

A quarter of a million people have been forced to flee heavy fighting in a part of Sudan which was supposed to be a safe haven.

The UN said the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces had seized control of the country’s second city Wad Madani – where hundreds of thousands of people from Khartoum have been seeking shelter.

Aid organisations have suspended their work in the area, with reports of widespread looting.

Keme Nzerem reports.