Fighting continues between the Sudanese military and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in Omdurman and elsewhere in the country, despite a 72-hour ceasefire negotiated by the U.S. government that began on 25 April. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), at least 459 individuals have been killed and 4,072 others injured due to the fighting. Thousands of people have fled the country to Egypt, Chad, Saudi Arabia and South Sudan. Foreign governments continue to evacuate their nationals, mostly via Port Sudan. The price of food and water has doubled within the country, and the price of fuel has increased exponentially.
After at least one mass escape of inmates from Kober prison in Khartoum – where authorities had been holding former head of state Omar al-Bashir – a mass release occurred; however, Sudanese military officials report that al-Bashir was moved to a military hospital in police custody and has not been released. It is not known if authorities set the prisoners free or if the RSF played a role in their release, which occurred after prisoners went a week without water and food due to the ongoing fighting and subsequent scarcity of commodities.
The WHO issued a warning regarding the high biological hazard risk after either the RSF or Sudanese military took control of the National Public Health Laboratory in Khartoum, which holds pathogens for the measles, polio, cholera and other biohazardous materials. The WHO has reported at least 14 attacks on health facilities since the beginning of the fighting.