Africans Rising for Unity, Justice, Peace and Dignity, a non-governmental organization, has condemned the death and destruction caused by the war in Sudan and has called for immediate cessation of hostilities so as to enable Sudanese citizen have their lives back.
The Africans Rising Movement Coordinator, Hardi Yakubu, stated this in commemoration of the Day of the Solidarity with Sudan on December 2, 2023.
Yakubu, lamented the eight months of trauma, bloodshed, terror, anguish, despair, sexual violence and rape against women and young girls since the fight between the two warring factions of the Sudan military, Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) broke out.
He said the war is an outcome of failed political processes which has further plunged the country into one of the worst humanitarian crises.
“With little media attention, many are not even aware of it. We must not allow Sudan to be totally forgotten. Those who escaped death by bullets, are now struggling to survive as they face acute hunger and starvation. For how long will this continue? We must act now! We are therefore calling on everyone across the globe to join us in demanding an end to the war in Sudan”.
The Movement Coordinator, noted that December 2 is set aside as the Day of Solidarity with Sudan and “we are coming out to raise awareness and show solidarity with our fellow Africans in Sudan.
“This day has been initiated by Africans Rising to bring international attention to the situation in Sudan and appeal to the conscience of Africans all over the world to stand in solidarity with the people of Sudan. This follows our recently launched Pan-African Solidarity humanitarian initiative for Sudan aimed to rally and mobilise resources and other humanitarian assistance to support and prevent any further loss of life and indignity from this war to those in the country and refugee camps in the neighbouring countries”, he explained
According to the United Nations, the death toll now stands at 9,000, over 5.6 million people have been displaced and another 25 million in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.
Africans Rising is a Non-Governmental Organization, a Pan-African movement of people and organizations, working for peace, justice and dignity to foster an Africa-wide solidarity and unity of purpose of the Peoples of Africa to build the Future they want, a right to peace, social inclusion and shared prosperity.