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UN urges global cooperation to address Sudan crisis

UN urges global cooperation to address Sudan crisis www.whoownsafrica.com UN urges global cooperation to address Sudan crisis www.whoownsafrica.com
UN urges global cooperation to address Sudan crisis www.whoownsafrica.com

The United Nations (UN) has issued a stark warning about the escalating humanitarian crisis unfolding in Sudan, urging the global community to come together and take immediate action to address the dire situation.

According to Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo, the people of Sudan have been enduring unimaginable suffering since the beginning of the conflict.

With over 14,000 people killed and tens of thousands more wounded, the crisis has reached a devastating level.

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Sudanese refugees shelter under trees in villages of neighbouring Chad.

DiCarlo highlighted the staggering statistics, revealing that half of Sudan’s population, totaling 25 million people, require urgent lifesaving assistance. In addition, more than 8.6 million individuals have been forcibly displaced, with 1.8 million of them being refugees.

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The dire situation in Sudan has prompted leaders like Edem Wosornu to call for urgent action to support the millions of people in need of humanitarian aid. With over 9 million Sudanese requiring assistance, the imperative to act quickly and decisively is clear.

Wosornu highlighted the extreme danger facing civilians in El Fasher and the risk of further violence in Darfur. The escalating violence, coupled with record levels of food insecurity, has created a sense of urgency to prevent famine and alleviate the suffering of the 18 million people facing acute hunger.

Wosornu emphasized the need for scaled-up action to protect civilians, expedited funding for humanitarian response, and increased international engagement to address the crisis. It is indeed a shared responsibility to support the Sudanese people in their quest for a peaceful and secure future, and decisive action is needed to prevent a worsening humanitarian catastrophe in the region.

UN urges global cooperation to address Sudan crisis www.whoownsafrica.com
UN urges global cooperation to address Sudan crisis www.whoownsafrica.com

At the heart of Sudan’s conflict is the power struggle that ensued after the overthrow of Omar al-Bashir. The persistence of violence and displacement has led to a dire humanitarian crisis, with thousands losing their lives and millions forced to flee their homes.

The call for collective action, as emphasized by those on the ground, is crucial in order to address these pressing issues before it is too late. The involvement of paramilitary forces, such as the RSF, further complicates the situation, making it essential for international intervention and support.

The urgency of the situation cannot be understated, and now is the time for all stakeholders to come together and take meaningful steps towards peace and stability in Sudan.

The situation in Sudan is further exacerbated by reports of widespread sexual violence, the recruitment of children by warring parties, and the extensive use of torture and arbitrary detention. It is a crisis that is entirely manmade and requires immediate intervention to prevent further suffering.

Despite calls for a ceasefire, the parties involved in the conflict have shown no signs of slowing down their military actions. DiCarlo emphasized the urgent need for a renewed push for peace in Sudan, which includes supporting the country’s democratic transition and empowering civilian groups, especially women’s rights organizations and young people.


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