8 February 2013

Sudan: U.S. Concerned By 'Rapid' Security Deterioration in N. Darfur

Washington — The United States is "profoundly concerned by violent clashes between heavily armed tribal militias in North Darfur and between Sudanese government forces and rebels in Jebel Marra", as quoted in a press release from 8 February.

It claims that in the first month of 2013, "more civilians have been newly displaced by violence in Darfur than in all of 2012" and that recent violence has resulted in the displacement of about "100.000 people in need of humanitarian assistance".

To meet the humanitarian of the displaced, the US is calling on the Sudanese government to grant UN agencies unrestricted access to all areas of Darfur, and to work closely with UN agencies, humanitarian actors, and UNAMID to deliver assistance.

The government of the United States is urging the Sudanese government to "urgently disarm militias in Darfur", to cease aerial bombardments, and to implement the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur as the basis for a more inclusive and effective peace process, the statement read.

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