Heavy fighting resumed in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, on Monday.
Since mid-April, the Sudanese military, led by Burhan, and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, or RSF, led by General Mohammed Hamdan Daglo, have been embroiled in a violent conflict.
The fighting has killed more than 860 civilians, according to the Sudanese Doctors’ Syndicate, which tracks civilian casualties, although the actual death toll is likely much higher.
Last Friday, the warring parties in the African country agreed to a 24-hour ceasefire that began at 06.00 on Saturday and ended at 06.00 on Sunday morning.
The Sudanese conflict has reduced the capital Khartoum to an urban battlefield, with many of the city’s districts without running water or electricity.
Widespread looting and sexual violence have been reported, including the rape of women and girls in Khartoum and the western region of Darfur.
Nearly all reported cases of sexual assault are blamed on the RSF. The paramilitaries have not responded to repeated requests for comment.
According to a spokesman for the UN refugee agency, hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced from their homes by the fighting.
Some 1.42 million have been displaced in Sudan and some 451,000 have fled the country, including refugees from South Sudan who have returned home, the agency said.