A new ceasefire came into force in Sudan this morning, but residents have little hope that it will be kept after repeated violations of previous ceasefires in the nearly two-month conflict that has sparked a severe humanitarian crisis.

The camps of the two warring generals agreed to a 24-hour ceasefire, from 6 am. (local time, 07.00 Greek time), as announced yesterday by Saudi Arabia, which has the role of mediator and has been hosting the negotiations between the rivals for weeks.

According to reports, the situation appeared calm this morning in the capital Khartoum.

“A day’s truce is the least we hope for. We can’t wait for this damn war to end,” Bahri resident Mahmoud Bashir told AFP.

Issam Mohamed Omar, who lived in the center of Khartoum and has fled to the city of Omdurman, wants the paramilitaries gone.

“For me, a truce that does not expel the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) from the house where they chased me three weeks ago is of no use,” he said, while many residents complained of the RSF occupying houses.

It is yet another ceasefire in this war that broke out on April 15 between the regular army, led by Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the paramilitary DTY of General Mohamed Hamdan Daghlo.

The sides pledged to cease hostilities across the country to allow “humanitarian aid to arrive,” according to Saudi Arabia’s foreign ministry.