Sudan Fighting: President William Ruto on Monday held a virtual meeting with leaders of United Nations agencies and other partners to address the escalating humanitarian crisis in Sudan.
During the meeting, it was determined that urgent action is necessary to provide aid to the people of Sudan, regardless of whether a ceasefire can be achieved.
“The humanitarian crisis in Sudan has reached catastrophic levels. The protagonists have declined to heed the calls by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, the African Union and the international community to cease fire,” said the President.
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“Consequently, water, food and medicines are in short supply. Internally, the number of displaced people keeps rising as many more flee to neighboring countries.”
Notable attendees at the meeting included Amina Mohamed, the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Moussa Faki Mahamat, the Chair of the African Union Commission, and former Prime Minister of Sudan, Abdallah Hamdok.
Other prominent figures in attendance were Martin Griffiths, the UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief, Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and Daniel O’Malley from the International Committee of the Red Cross.