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Darfur displaced submit ‘package of demands’ to UN Security Council

July 9 - 2015 KALMA CAMP
Newly displaced, mostly women and children, continue to arrive at Zamzam camp from East Jebel Marra, 15 February 2015 (Hamid Abdulsalam/Unamid)
Newly displaced, mostly women and children, continue to arrive at Zamzam camp from East Jebel Marra, 15 February 2015 (Hamid Abdulsalam/Unamid)

The Darfur displaced and refugees have presented a package of demands to the UN Security Council last week, regarding the restoration of security in the region and the realisation of a “just  and comprehensive peace in Sudan”.

In an interview with Radio Dabanga, Sheikh Abdelrazeg Yousef Suleiman, head of the Darfur Displaced and Refugees Coordination Committee, said that the Darfuris requested the Security Council to adopt a resolution under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, “under which President Al Bashir will be committed to hand over power to the Sudanese people.

“In this way only, security, stability, and a comprehensive peace can be reached in Sudan,” he stated, stressing the need for the return of international humanitarian organisations to aid the war-affected population of Darfur, South Kordofan, and the Blue Nile.

He said that the demands submitted to the Security Council further concern “the restoration of justice and the prosecution of offenders, disarmament of all militiamen and expulsion of all new settlers occupying Darfuri lands, individual and collective compensation, and the insurance that the affected people can safely return to their villages of origin, guided by UN protection troops”.


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