The April 15 war enters its seventh week and puts the country day after day on the brink of a pit of total collapse. During this period, Sudan lost the lives of thousands of civilians and military personnel, destroyed the country’s civilian and military infrastructure and capabilities, looted homes and shops, and spread hate speech and sharp polarization. All of this is still happening. The war is expanding and its intensity is increasing, which makes us stick more to our declared position from day one of the necessity of stopping this war immediately, and favoring peaceful political solutions to address the root causes of the issues that led to its outbreak, as we affirm the following:
First: We call on the leadership of the Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces to renew and abide by the short-term ceasefire, which will end this evening, in order to give an opportunity to address the severely deteriorating humanitarian situation. Today’s truce has witnessed a slight improvement, represented by a decrease in the intensity of the confrontations, but it has witnessed abuses such as the use of aircraft, the continued armed presence in homes and service facilities, assaults on civilians, the occurrence of armed clashes, and the delay in the arrival of humanitarian aid. perpetrators and the return of looted property, with the commitment of the two parties to cooperate in order to restore the necessary services.
Second: We strongly reject the calls for civil armament and the plunge of civilians into the furnace of armed conflict, which is dragging the country into an all-out civil war. We call for abandoning these calls for sedition, besieging the discourse that calls for it and confronting it, and activating social peace initiatives that confront hate speech and prevent the expansion of the scope of war.
Third: We affirm in the Forces for Freedom and Change our continued efforts to contribute positively to stopping the war, through joint work with all national forces to strengthen and expand the anti-war front, and regional and international communication to coordinate efforts to stop the fighting and ensure the arrival of humanitarian aid, and we also continue to urge the leadership of the forces Armed forces and rapid support for delinquency to peaceful solutions, the arbitration of the voice of wisdom, and sparing our country the scourge of slipping into total collapse.
Fourth: We commend the statement of the African Peace and Security Council No. 1156 of May 27, 2023 on the situation in Sudan, and we encourage what was stated in it about the African Union coordinating and unifying international efforts, and we renew our thanks and support for the Saudi-American efforts to extend the short-term ceasefire and address the humanitarian situation, and we hope In integrating international and regional efforts and initiatives to accelerate the pace of reaching a sustainable solution to the Sudanese crisis.
Fifth: We thank all friendly countries and peoples for their speed in providing urgent aid to the Sudanese people, and we call for the formation of a transparent, impartial and impartial mechanism with the participation of aid providers, civil society and popular parties to work on distributing humanitarian and medical aid and ensuring that it reaches those who deserve it in the capital and the states.
In conclusion, we affirm that we will continue to confront the plans of the remnants that work to perpetuate the war and increase its area. We will not be intimidated by their paid campaigns, nor their lies that they actively promote.. This accursed war will inevitably end and peace and security will return to our country, and our people will continue their relentless pursuit to build a state of peace, justice, freedom and prosperity. .
Freedom and Change Forces – Executive Office
Khartoum – May 29, 2023 AD