IGAD is deeply alarmed by the continued deterioration of the situation in Sudan

Mekelle፡ 8 June 2024 (Tigray Herald)

IGAD is deeply alarmed by the continued deterioration of the situation in Sudan, despite numerous international efforts to broker a ceasefire. The ongoing conflict is exacerbating acute hunger and pushing various regions towards famine, endangering the lives of millions of Sudanese civilians. IGAD calls upon the Sudanese Armed Forces and the RSF to immediately cease hostilities and return to ceasefire & cessation of hostilities negotiations.

The Executive Secretary reiterated the various pronouncements of the IGAD summit of heads of state and government that there is no military solution to the conflict in Sudan and the path to peace and stability lies in dialogue and negotiation, not in the continuation of hostilities.

“The belligerents in the Sudan conflict bear full responsibility and accountability for the recent incidents and the ongoing violations of human rights and international humanitarian law. These atrocities must be denounced and thoroughly investigated, with those responsible held to account”, said Dr Workneh.

Finally, the Executive Secretary believes that the recent devastation in Wad al Nourah highlights the urgent need for the international community to reinforce its commitment to mobilise global efforts towards a peaceful resolution, assuring of  IGAD’s steadfast support for initiatives aimed at achieving a sustainable ceasefire and lasting peace in Sudan.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button