Khartoum, Sudan – (African Boulevard News) – The African Union (AU) has issued an urgent appeal for help to Sudan’s neighbors and the global community, to assist the people fleeing from violent fighting in the country. The organization has once again called for a ceasefire to avoid further loss of lives on both sides of the conflict.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), since the beginning of the conflict in Sudan, thousands of people have been killed, and more than three million have been forced to flee their homes in search of safety. Despite international bodies’ previous calls for a ceasefire, violence continues to escalate, affecting vulnerable civilians who have nowhere else to turn.
The AU has emphasized the urgent need for humanitarian assistance to those in need, including basic necessities such as water, food, and medical supplies. The organization has also called for the creation of safe zones to protect the displaced people and avoid any further displacement of innocent citizens.
In a statement, the Chairman of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, expressed his concern for the deteriorating situation, indicating that the conflict had assumed an alarming dimension, with the continued displacement of civilians and the threat of famine. He urged international actors to support Sudanese-driven initiatives to find a peaceful resolution to the conflict, which should include the immediate cessation of hostilities, addressing the root causes of the conflict, and promoting reconciliation processes.
The AU’s appeal follows the recent announcement by the UN that the country is facing an alarming food shortage, with more than 9 million Sudanese experiencing acute hunger. The organization has also called for an immediate end to the conflict to facilitate humanitarian access to the affected areas and urged stakeholders to prioritize the people’s plight over their political interests.
In conclusion, the African Union’s call for help is a testament to the urgent need for intervention in Sudan, where the conflict continues to threaten the lives and livelihoods of millions of innocent civilians. The global community must heed the AU’s call and take swift action to address the crisis, including the provision of humanitarian assistance and the creation of safe zones for vulnerable populations. Together, we can help the Sudanese people find peace and security and alleviate the suffering they are currently experiencing.