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1 Filipino injured in Sudan clashes — DFA

A Filipino was hurt in the ongoing clashes between the military and a paramilitary unit in Sudan, GMA’s Unang Balita said in a report Friday.

The report said it was confirmed by the Department of Foreign Affairs - Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs.

The injured Filipino is now in good condition.

DFA Undersecretary for Migrant Affairs Eduardo Jose de Vega said Thursday the Philippine Embassy in Egypt has received 87 requests for evacuation and repatriation from Filipinos who are affected by the ongoing violence in Khartoum, Sudan.

He said Philippine Ambassador to Egypt Ezzedin Tago is handling the matter as honorary consul for Sudan.

According to De Vega, there are around 400 Filipinos recorded in Sudan, adding the number increased from 250 as the clashes erupted.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called for a ceasefire of "at least three days" in Sudan over Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

"We are living a very important moment in the Muslim calendar. I think this is the right moment for a ceasefire to hold," Guterres told reporters, adding: "We have been in contact with the parties, we believe it is possible."

The pause would "allow civilians trapped in conflict zones to escape and to seek medical treatment, food and other essential supplies," he added.

The violence in Sudan erupted on Saturday between forces of the two generals who seized power in a 2021 coup: army chief Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and his deputy Mohamed Hamdan Daglo who commands the RSF.

More than 300 people have been killed and 2,600 injured, according to Sudan's health ministry.—AOL, GMA Integrated News