The UN human rights chief has urged the two warring generals in Sudan to stop sexual violence and spare the lives of civilians.
Volker Turk described the conflict as heartbreaking.
He called on Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo to stop what he called senseless violence immediately.
There has been a reduction in the fighting since a ceasefire came into effect on Monday.
But people in Khartoum say clashes have continued in some parts of the city.
In El Obeid - the capital of North Kordofan State - a doctor told the BBC five people had died as the truce had been ignored.
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