12 November 2012

Sudan: Unamid Urges Immediate End to Hostilities, Respect Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

press release

The fighting between Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and an armed group on 9 November near Shangil Tobaya, in North Darfur, is part of a larger pattern of conflict in the area in recent months.

The escalating violence has become a matter of grave concern to the African Union - United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).

Following the fighting, UNAMID airlifted, upon request, injured combatants from its Rwanbatt team site to El Fasher for further treatment.

The provision of medical assistance to wounded combatants is a core requirement of international humanitarian law, which falls under UNAMID's mandate.

In the past, the Mission has provided such medical assistance to wounded combatants from both sides, with due respect to the principles of neutrality and impartiality.

The Acting Joint Special Representative, Ms. Aichatou Mindaoudou calls on the Government as well as armed movements to accept that further violence is a dead end that only harms the people of Darfur.

Ms. Mindaoudou urges all sides to cease hostilities immediately, respect international human rights and humanitarian law, and engage fully in the peaceful settlement of Darfur conflict.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2012 United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.