UN Chief Appeals for Sudan Ramadan Peace Pause

The UN Secretary General has appealed for an immediate truce in Sudan.

Following nearly a year of conflict between the Sudanese army and the paramilitary Swift Support Forces, Antonio Guterres urged the conflicting factions to cease hostilities during the forthcoming Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

His plea comes as UN Security Council members are deliberating over a British draft resolution that demands an instant truce and unimpeded humanitarian passage – which could be ratified as early as Friday.

The UN Secretary General asserted that a cessation of aggression must pave the way for a definitive cessation of violence – and chart a resolute course towards enduring peace.

He cautioned that the humanitarian emergency in Sudan was approaching monumental proportions and that the state of human rights continued to spiral out of hand.

Following nearly a year, a minimum of 14,000 individuals have perished.

The conflict threatens to provoke the planet’s most extensive famine crisis, with accounts of children succumbing to malnourishment – and it is already the foremost displacement crisis on the globe.

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