Africa Map

African Press Agency

African Press Agency Logo
   

 Home
 Country Profile
 Useful Links
 Contact us

Sudan/Humanitarian accessBack
[Published: Wednesday October 23 2019]

Sudan: Immediate humanitarian access for victims of conflict essential as ceasefire deal agreed

LONDON, 23 Oct. - (ANA) - Responding to a ceasefire agreement signed on 21 October between the Sudanese government and armed opposition groups from Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile states to allow humanitarian access into these areas, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes, Seif Magango said:

“The people in the conflict-torn areas of Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile, have been denied basic rights like education, health and even adequate food for years through deliberate blocking of humanitarian assistance.

“Our research over the years has shown the terrible extent of the atrocities suffered by the victims of Sudan’s internal conflicts – including the use of chemical weapons and scorched earth techniques. It is absolutely crucial that all sides work tirelessly to facilitate immediate, unfettered access to the humanitarian aid needed to end the suffering civilians have endured for many years. Also essential is an end to impunity for war crimes and other serious violations. The rights of victims to justice and reparation must be prioritised.”  - (ANA) -

AB/ANA/23 October 2019 - - -
 


North South News website

Advertise banner

News icon Australia/Bushfire
News icon The Netherlands/IS children
News icon Turkey/IS Prisoners
News icon Gambia/Rohingya
News icon India/Minorities Repression
News icon US/Iraq
News icon UK/Brexit party
News icon Spain/Elections
News icon Israel/Jordan
News icon Germany/NATO

AFRICAN PRESS AGENCY Copyright © 2005 - 2007