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UN official: The current situation in Sudan bears all the signs of a danger of genocide

Alice Wairimu Nderitu, the Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, stated that the current situation in Sudan bears all the hallmarks of a potential genocide, with strong allegations of this crime being committed. According to “Radio Tamazuj,” Nderitu emphasized that civilians are far from being protected and that the civilian population in El Fasher, Darfur, is being targeted, attacked, and killed based on their skin color, ethnicity, and identity, amid the spread of hate speech and direct incitement to violence.

Nderitu remarked, “In Sudan today, we unequivocally observe a state of armed conflict, a severe record of international human rights law violations, and a weak state structure.” She expressed her concern over the “motives and incentives for violence expressed by those who commit it, reminding us daily of the capacity to perpetrate crimes.”

She pointed out that violence “continues against certain groups in a cycle of escalating violence, and we clearly see unmistakable signs of an intent to destroy specific groups – in whole or in part.” Nderitu condemned the “weak response to genocide crimes by the international community, which undermines any collective progress made in preventing the most serious crimes.” She stressed the necessity of implementing all possible measures to protect innocent civilians in El Fasher and across Sudan, emphasizing the need to halt the ethnic motivations behind the violence.

Nderitu called for the delivery of humanitarian aid to those in need, the opening of safe corridors for civilians wishing to flee El Fasher, and “ensuring accountability for war crimes by bringing perpetrators to competent judicial courts to break the cycle of impunity and violence.”

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