I have been shocked by the reports of escalating violence and loss of human life in Sudan.
On 14 April violence erupted in Khartoum between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF). The violence appears to be unpredictable and varied, spreading beyond the capital, with artillery and air bombardment damaging homes and infrastructure and affecting civilians.
My heart goes out to all those whose lives are being destroyed by the self-interest and fear of justice of a few generals.
I am also deeply concerned about the welfare of British Nationals who remain stuck in Sudan, and those in Bristol West with family and loved ones in the country.
My Labour colleagues and I will be pushing the government to update us on its plans to help British Nationals in Sudan and what steps it is taking to support an immediate ceasefire.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (FCDO) is regularly updating its advice to British Nationals currently in Sudan.
British Nationals in Sudan are asked to register their presence, which can be done online here.