Nairobi / The Hague, April 20, 2023 – With fighting now extending to its sixth day, CIVIC remains deeply concerned over the indiscriminate harm facing civilians in Sudan amidst the clashes between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF).
As is all too common in such contexts, civilians are once again caught in the crossfire and bearing the brunt of suffering from armed conflict. These latest surges in violence have only compounded the significant humanitarian and development challenges Sudan already faces.
CIVIC joins the growing list of organizations calling on all involved parties to act with restraint by ending the hostilities that have resulted in hundreds of civilian casualties and the destruction of crucial infrastructure across the country. Additionally, humanitarian aid actors must be allowed access to all regions of the country without restrictions or endangerment to provide lifesaving assistance for those who have been affected by the violence.
“Without an immediate cessation of hostilities by both sides of the conflict, an already critical situation will further escalate and it will once again be civilians who suffer most greatly,” said Federico Borello, Executive Director at CIVIC.
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