In a collective statement Published on Friday, the United States, the United Kingdom and Norway expressed deep concern over escalating violence and human rights violations in Sudan, particularly in the troubled Darfur region.
Called “Troika”, these nations urgently called for an immediate end to the conflict, highlighting the crucial role of the Sudanese armed forces and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in suppressing the unrest, which resulted in the loss approximately 800 lives and the displacement of 8,000 people in this month alone.
Expressing its deep concern, the Troika highlighted the distressing attacks against civilians orchestrated by the RSF in West, Central and South Darfur. The reports highlighted disturbing patterns of targeted killings, sexual assaults, mass looting, particularly against non-Arab communities, detentions, obstruction of humanitarian aid and attacks on traditional leaders.
The Troika insisted on an immediate cessation of hostilities, emphasizing the need for meaningful discussions to secure a ceasefire and guarantee unhindered humanitarian access. Recent territorial gains by the RSF in Sudan’s western and southern regions have disrupted months of stagnant conflict, raising concerns about a potential division of the country and echoing the separation of South Sudan.
In addition to the Troika, tthe European Union (EU) issued A severe sentence Sunday regarding the escalation of violence in the Sudanese region of Darfur. This condemnation also expressed concern about the possibility of “another genocide”. The UN has also expressed concern about Sudan. On November 7, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) describe the deterioration of the situation in Sudan, described as a “significant humanitarian crisis”. from Sudan advocacy The decision to end the UN political mission on Friday underscored the complex nature of the crisis.
The dispute, persistent since April, has opposed the regular Sudanese army and the RSF paramilitaries. The RSF’s recent territorial conquests have established its de facto control over West Darfur.