6 February 2013

Sudan: The Arab Coalition for Darfur Sends a Letter to the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation to Consider the Humanitarian Situation

press release

The Arab Coalition for Darfur (ACD) wrote a letter to the leaders of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and its secretary-general in the Summit to be held in Cairo in 6-7 February. The letter comes in the light of the current deteriorating security and humanitarian conditions in Sudan, especially in the areas of Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile as the ACD appealed to discuss the humanitarian situation in Sudan and to ask the government of Sudan to abide by measures to protect civilians and to allow relief organizations to access and exist in conflict zones to help those affected.

Further, ACD appealed members of OIC to call upon the government of Sudan and the government of South Sudan /and SPLM-N to cease-fire and to abide by agreements that have been already signed and to quickly set up the controversial points in those agreements in order to preserve the lives of innocent people.

In addition, the ACD appealed OIC to consider human rights violations in Sudan and the fierce campaign against civil society organizations which could lead to instability. On the other hand, ACD emphasized the efforts of Member States of the OIC to assist victims of the conflict in Darfur, in particular the Qatari effort and contribution towards the establishment of the Development Bank of Darfur. ACD appealed to the OIC and the State of Qatar to be precise and careful and to adopt the necessary measures to ensure that this assistance goes to real beneficiaries to ease sufferings of the people of Darfur and other conflict zones.

Letter to OIC

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