As of 21 April 2023, fighting continues between the Sudanese military and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in the capital Khartoum, in the adjacent city of Omdurman, and elsewhere in the country. Despite a 72-hour-long ceasefire announced by RSF as of 0600 local time (0400 UTC) on 21 April in observance of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, fighting has continued. According to the Sudan doctors committee, at least 55 hospitals in the country have halted operations due to the ongoing conflict, with the remaining hospitals experiencing shortages of electricity, personnel and supplies. According to the World Health Organization, more than 400 people have been killed in the fighting and 3,500 others have been wounded. Additionally, the U.N. estimates that up to 20,000 Sudanese have fled the country for Chad.
In related developments, U.S. officials announced the deployment of additional military capabilities to the U.S. military base in Djibouti in preparation for a possible evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum; the U.S. Department of State has so far confirmed the killing of one U.S. citizen in Sudan. Meanwhile, Japanese officials have announced that they are preparing for the possibility of a military evacuation of their citizens. The South Korean military has already deployed an aircraft with soldiers to Djibouti to assist in the possible evacuation of South Korean citizens from Sudan.