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In a collective statement released on Friday, the United States (US), United Kingdom (UK) and Norway expressed deep concern about escalating violence and human rights abuses in Sudan, particularly in the troubled Darfur region. Termed “the Troika,” these nations urgently called for an immediate cessation of the conflict, emphasizing the crucial role of both the Sudanese [...]

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An expert with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) described on Tuesday the worsening situation in Sudan as a “significant humanitarian crisis.” Director of the External Relations Department for the UNHCR Dominique Hyde explained in a press briefing how the ongoing conflict has resulted in increased violence and significant distress among the country’s population. Hyde expressed [...]

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The war in Sudan that broke out in April between the country’s armed forces and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) militia has already had a devastating impact. Thousands have been killed. Millions have been displaced. And that’s to say nothing of the massive destruction of buildings and infrastructure. In parallel with the battles on the [...]

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The conflict that erupted in April between the Sudanese National Army and the Rapid Support Forces wreaked havoc on Sudan, and has ultimately taken an appalling toll. Thousands were killed and millions displaced. Buildings were burned and infrastructure lay in ruins, instilling fear of a spiraling descent into a full-scale civil war. Even before the warfare [...]

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Amnesty International on Monday accused Meta, the parent company of Facebook, of contributing to human rights abuses against the Tigrayan community in Ethiopia, stemming from an armed conflict between forces aligned with Ethiopia’s federal government and forces affiliated with Tigray’s regional government. Amnesty International says the abuses escalated to war crimes and crimes against humanity, [...]

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A group of 50 human rights organizations sounded the alarm Tuesday over the ongoing Sudan conflict’s severe humanitarian impact and called on the UN to take decisive action. The organizations released their statement as the UN Security Council met to discuss the ongoing situation in Sudan and South Sudan. The organizations are urging a unified approach [...]

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Air strikes in the Quoro market area of Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, killed at least 40 civilians and injured at least 50 more. The market “massacre,” with the highest death toll since the beginning of the war in Sudan, was reported by the Resistance Committee, a local activist group providing humanitarian aid to victims of the war. [...]

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Executives of Lundin Oil (now Orrön Energy) Ian Lundin and Alex Schneiter’s criminal trial for alleged war crimes in Sudan began on Tuesday. Schneiter and Lundin are charged with “complicity in grave war crimes.” In November 2021, Swedish prosecutors indicted Lundin and Schneiter for Lundin Oil’s operations in Sudan from 1999 to 2003. Lundin Energy [...]

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The UN said on Thursday that 62 humanitarian aid workers have been killed so far in 2023. The organization made the announcement on the 20th anniversary of the attack on the UN headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, which led to the death of 22 individuals, including former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Sergio Vieira de [...]

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