Press Statement on
, by security council president Darfur, sudan
The following press statement on
, was delivered today by Security Council President Gunter Pleuger ( Darfur, Sudan ): Germany
The Security Council was briefed today on the humanitarian situation in the
Darfurregion of the by Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland. Sudan
The members have expressed their deep concern about the massive humanitarian crisis.
Council members call on the parties concerned to fully cooperate in order to address the grave situation prevailing in this region, to ensure the protection of civilians, and to facilitate humanitarian access to the affected population.
Council members welcome the negotiations taking place in N’Djamena under the auspices of
and the African Union and with the support of the Chad , the European Union and the United Nations, and call on the Government of the United States and opposition groups to conclude a humanitarian ceasefire and to reach a political settlement to the dispute. Sudan
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