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Guterres expresses “deep concern” about the increase in violence in the Darfur region of Sudan

July 30, 2020

The Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, expressed his “deep concern” on Wednesday about the increase in violent incidents in the Darfur region of Sudan, which have resulted in nearly 70 deaths in the past two weeks.

Guterres deputy spokesman Farhan Haq recalled that the incident burned more than 1,500 homes, leaving thousands of displaced people in “great need for humanitarian aid” while applauding government efforts to respond to these events .

Guterres has therefore called for an investigation to be launched “to ensure accountability” and reminded that “deliberate attacks against civilians are against humanitarian law” while reaffirming United Nations support to the government to increase accountability ensure protection of the population.

Guterres expresses “deep concern” about the increase in violence in the Darfur region of SudanGuterres expresses “deep concern” about the increase in violence in the Darfur region of Sudan

The Secretary General has also urged all armed groups and “especially those who have not participated in the Yuba peace talks” to “resolve their differences through a political process”.

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