Eid El Fitr blessings to displaced in Darfur, Blue Nile

Eid Mubarak: Following the end of Ramadan this week, local leaders in Darfur and Blue Nile states have extended their wishes to the displaced among the Sudanese people.

Eid Mubarak: Following the end of Ramadan this week, local leaders and Members of Parliament have extended their blessings to the displaced among the Sudanese people in Darfur and Blue Nile states.

Mak Abu Shotal, one of the native administration leaders in Blue Nile, has called on the warring parties of the Sudanese government and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North to sit down to negotiate. “They must find a common way out from war to peace and development for the people of Blue Nile.”

Abu Shotal said, while congratulating the Sudanese via Radio Dabanga with the advent of Eid El Fitr, that the Blue Nile residents “are suffering the most from the war and the fighting going on now between the two sides”. “The war has crippled development and stability.”

Member of Parliament Siham Hassan welcome the government's decision to announce a ceasefire in Blue Nile, South Kordofan and Darfur. Speaking from Khartoum, she wished that the ceasefire will be extended to promote a comprehensive, lasting peace, security and stability in Darfur and throughout Sudan.

“I salute the Sudanese women on their patience in the face of displacement, high costs of living and other hardships,” Hassan added. She appealed to the presidency to provide gender equality to Sudan's ethnicities and regions.

Omda Ahmed Ateem, the coordinator of camps in North Darfur, congratulated the Sudanese people in general and the refugees and displaced people in particular with Eid El Fitr. He hoped that this year will mark the end of violence, murder, displacement and sexual violence, and that peace and stability may return to the country.