Delegation of the European Union to Ethiopia


Sudan: Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell on the recent violent clashes in Darfur

Brussels, 19/01/2021 - 17:08, UNIQUE ID: 210119_13
Statements by the HR/VP

Recent escalations of violence in El Geneina in West Darfur and in South Darfur have claimed the lives of hundreds of people and caused injuries to many more.

Any further violence needs to be prevented and perpetrators brought to justice. The protection and security of civilians must be ensured by the Sudanese authorities at all times, in accordance with the Government’s National Plan for Civilian Protection. Fast implementation of the Juba Peace Agreement, and close cooperation with the newly established United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) are crucial to ensure much needed peace in Darfur, in the interest of the people of Sudan.