Khartoum, Sudan – (African Boulevard News) – The humanitarian situation in Sudan remains at the heart of diplomatic efforts amid the ongoing conflict that has made life unbearable for millions of Sudanese people. The Jeddah declaration signed last Thursday, has committed to allowing aid into the country to alleviate the suffering and help the war-torn country move towards peace.
No electricity, running water, and the fear of death have made the lives of millions of people in Sudan hellish. The conflict has left citizens without basic necessities, leading to a worsening health crisis. The lack of access to clean water and sanitation has resulted in many preventable diseases, with the situation escalating as the rainy season sets in.
The Jeddah declaration signed by the warring factions, calls for an end to the conflict and the opening up of access to humanitarian aid to all people in Sudan. The declaration acknowledges the critical state of the country, pledging to work together to end the conflict and bringing back much-needed peace. The signatories of the agreement include the transitional government in Khartoum and the Sudan Revolutionary Front, among other groups.
The humanitarian crisis in Sudan has long been a concern for international organizations like the United Nations, which has called for a peaceful resolution to the conflict. The international community has also been urging all sides involved in the conflict to ensure the safety, security, and wellbeing of all people, including women and children, who are disproportionately affected by the conflict.
The situation in Sudan has been worsening for years, with reports of violence and human rights violations. The conflict has also displaced millions of people from their homes, leaving them without shelter, food, or medical care. The Jeddah declaration provides a glimmer of hope for those affected, signifying a step towards ending the conflict and rebuilding the country.
As Sudan continues to grapple with the humanitarian crisis, there is hope that this new agreement will lead to lasting peace. The Jeddah declaration is a positive step towards ensuring that all Sudanese people have access to the aid they need to survive. It is an opportunity for leaders to come together and put an end to a conflict that has devastated the country for far too long.
As UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan, Gwi-Yeop Son put it, “All parties must respect their obligations under international humanitarian law to protect civilians, facilitate the delivery of aid and allow people to move freely to seek assistance.” The Sudanese people deserve nothing less than a peaceful and prosperous future.