Sat. Jul 20th, 2024

Sudanese students and “sympathizers with the people of Sudan from various peoples and student entities” organized a protest in New York, “in rejection of UAE support for the Rapid Support Forces.”

The crowds of demonstrators gathered in front of the building of the UAE Permanent Mission to the United Nations demanded that “the UAE stop plundering and stealing Sudan’s resources and stop financial and military support for the Rapid Support Forces,” according to the Sudanese News Agency.

The demonstrators held the UAE and its president, Mohammed bin Zayed, “responsible for all the violations taking place by Rapid Support, especially killings, looting, robbery, rape, violations of religious sanctities, and ethnic genocide,” as they put it.

The demonstrators called for justice to be established and for Mohammed bin Zayed and the leaders of the Rapid Support to be brought to the International Court, calling on the American government to intervene quickly and effectively, and to stop being a spectator towards what is happening in Sudan.

Last April, Sudan’s representative to the United Nations, Al-Harith Idris, called on the Security Council to condemn the UAE, and said, “The conflict in Sudan would not have continued for a year, had it not been for the military support provided by the UAE, the regional sponsor of the Rapid Support Forces.”

In an official response, the UAE representative to the United Nations, Mohammed Abu Shehab, rejected these accusations and described them as “false allegations,” and stressed that the UAE is committed “to supporting a peaceful solution to the conflict in Sudan, and to supporting any process aimed at putting Sudan on the political track, to reach a permanent settlement.” “And achieving a national consensus to form a civilian-led government.”

In another context, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) denounced, on Tuesday, the killing of at least 6 children and the injury of others in the city of El Fasher, North Darfur State, in Sudan.

The organization explained, in a statement, that “thousands of children, including those living in large displacement camps, have become trapped amid increasing fighting and are unable to reach safety.”

The organization urged all parties to the conflict to “immediately calm the situation, allow the safe and voluntary movement of civilians, and ensure their protection, including children, women, and civilian objects.”

It is noteworthy that the war between the Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces resulted in the deaths of more than 14 thousand people and the injury of thousands, and also pushed the country to the brink of famine.

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