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Ambassador Thomas urges UN action on Sudan civil war


New York, 29 February 2024 (TDI): Ambassador of United States to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, on Wednesday urged the United Nations Security Council to take action to end Sudan’s Civil War.

This Civil War in Sudan is between the Sudanese Army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF). The war started in April 2023 and is still ongoing.

“I am calling on the UN Security Council to do more to spotlight and address the ongoing Civil war in Sudan. The people of Sudan feel that they have been forgotten. We can not allow that feeling to become a reality,” Ambassador Thomas said.

Ambassador Thomas said that she visited a refugee camp in September 2023. During her visit she met with a woman and a girl who had escaped Sudan’s Violence. Many people migrate with just some pieces of clothes. And presently, the War in Sudan has expelled eight million people.

Furthermore, she said that this Civil War violence affected many areas and people. I urged the UN Security Council panels to take action against what I had seen as horrific situations.

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According to the reports, during Sudan’s Civil War around 1,000 people died in a day. Organized Uses of Gender-Based Violence as a Weapon of War and affecting girls as young as 14 years old.

Ambassador Thomas said, “I have been briefed on some awful results thus far. There are allegations of horrifying atrocities committed by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and its affiliated militia, including the mass killing of Masalit and other ethnic African minorities who sought refuge in Ardamatta”.

“I am deeply disappointed that the allegations detailed in this report have received such little attention, both inside the UN Security Council and outside the United Nations,” Ambassador Thomas added.

In this War, people need Humanitarian assistance but because Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) restricted the borders to take assistance from Chad. Because of this many people’s lives are critical and they need International life protection aid.

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Moreover, she said that in this horrific situation not only did SAF restrict the borders, but RSF also misplaced humanitarian warehouses. Both together harass the people in catastrophic situations. Both sides must allow humanitarian assistance to the Sudanese people.

At last, she said, in this Horrific situation, the Security Council needs to take action to maintain peace and Security in that country. The Security Council needs to provide basic needs to those people and take action against those violent groups because now it’s important to end this year-long war.

Sabah Khan Tareen
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