State Department Responds to Sudanese Army Atrocities

Joins Norway and UK in a joint statement against race-based violence.

The Department of State voiced the United States’ condemnation of the ongoing extreme violence in Darfur in a joint statement with Norway and the United Kingdom. The Sudanese Armed Forces have been accused of discriminating against the non-Arab population since the conflict first broke out in 2003. The United Nations had thought that the violence was beginning to decrease, but new reports have emerged of the continued practice of conflict-driven murder, rape, and other atrocities against the non-Arab populace.

“We remind the parties to the conflict of their obligations under international humanitarian law related to the protection of civilians,” the U.S., UK, and Norway said in the statement. “Those responsible for any atrocities against civilians, especially those including Conflict-Related Sexual Violence and the targeting of humanitarian relief actors, medical personnel, and other service providers, must be held to account.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Antony Blinken to seek God’s guidance as he heads the State Department.
  • For State Department officials as they engage in diplomatic efforts around the globe.
  • For the Christians and other non-Arab residents who are experiencing violence in Sudan.

Sources: State Department


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