The 54th Session of the Human Rights Council
11 September - 13 October 2023
Item 4: General debate on human rights situations that require the Council's attention
27th September 2023
Joint Statement of Association of Geneva International Centre for Justice and the Union of Arab Jurists International Organisation
Delivered by Manlaibayar Baatarzorig
Sudan is facing a grave humanitarian crisis with the ongoing conflict between Sudanese Armed Forces and Rapid Support Forces. More than 5 million people have been forced to leave their homes, and nearly 25 million Sudanese urgently require humanitarian aid and protection.
Unfortunately, the plan for humanitarian assistance in Sudan for 2023 is severely underfunded with only 27 percent of the necessary funds secured. Failing to act promptly will worsen the situation, leading to increased food shortages, more people displaced, worsening malnutrition, disease outbreaks, and the collapse of essential services.
The consequences of not taking action are severe, with millions of lives, including vulnerable children, at risk. It is crucial that we swiftly and consistently address this crisis by delivering essential aid and ensuring the safety of those in dire need.
Our organisations firmly stand in solidarity with the Sudanese people during this severe humanitarian crisis. We stress the immediate need for delivering humanitarian assistance to those facing desperate circumstances.
We demand for the UN and regional organisations to pursue a peaceful solution to this crisis. This fighting must stop, and peace must be brought to Sudan.