UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemns outbreak of fighting in Sudan

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has condemned the outbreak of fighting in Sudan, and called for an immediate ceasefire to restore calm and dialogue to resolve the crisis. He stressed that it is crucial for the fighting to stop to support those who need the most. The UN chief expressed concerns over the prevailing situation in the African nation and said that fighting has led to a horrendous loss of life, and further escalation could be devastating for the country and the region.

 He asked that those with influence over the situation must use it to support efforts to end the violence. Guterres said this would help restore order and return to the path of transition. At least 185 people have been killed in three days of fighting between rival factions in Sudan, as per the United Nations special representative for that country. The outbreak of violence in Sudan over the weekend has trapped millions of lives in their homes, while supplies are running low in several areas.

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