As armed clashes continue between the Rapid Support Forces militia and the Sudanese armed forces, the civilian death toll is climbing.
The Sudanese Doctors Union (SDU), a non-governmental trade union, has announced that 256 civilians have been killed since the start of the clashes.
1454 civilians have been injured, the SDU also announced.
The armed clashes between the two forces began on Saturday 15 April, following months of tension between the two formerly allied groups.
In October 2021, the RSF and the armed forces, led respectively by General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo and General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, staged a coup against the post-Bashir joint civilian-military government.
Since the start of the violence, each force has accused the other of making a grab for power.
There have been clashes across the country, including the capital, Khartoum. The use of small arms, artillery, and even airstrikes have been reported, often in residential or mixed-used urban areas.
A number of attempts at internationally-brokered ceasefires have failed. Numerous commentators and organisations have warned of the risk of a spiral into civil war.
Since the October 2021 coup, Sudan has experienced a severe crisis, following the announcement by General al-Burhan of a state of emergency and the dissolution of the civilian-military Sovereign Council. A number of ministers, regional governors, and party leaders were arrested at the time.
Fighting between the two formerly allied groups continues.