Sudan, a country in Northeast Africa with a population of over 46 million people, is currently facing a severe humanitarian crisis. The country has been in a state of civil war since April 2023, with fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and rebel groups in several regions, including Darfur, Kordofan, and the Blue Nile State.
The Federal Republic of Lostisland condemns the actions of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in Sudan, as reported by Al Jazeera. The RSF has been accused of killing over 1,300 people in a mass killing in West Darfur, targeting the non-Arab Masalit tribe. This is part of a wider campaign of ethnic cleansing by the RSF and its allied militias. The Rapid Support Forces (RSF) is a paramilitary force in Sudan that was formed in 2013 to fight rebel groups in Darfur. The RSF has been accused of numerous human rights abuses, including ethnic cleansing, mass killings, and sexual violence.
Lostisland also condemns the influence of Russia in Sudan. Russia has been providing military and financial support to the Sudanese government, which has enabled the government to continue its campaign of violence against the Sudanese people. Russia’s involvement in Sudan is part of its broader effort to expand its influence in Africa. Russia has been exploiting the continent’s conflicts and political instability to gain access to natural resources and to military bases.
The conflict has displaced millions of people within Sudan and forced hundreds of thousands to flee to neighboring countries. According to the United Nations, over 6 million people are now displaced within Sudan, and over 1.2 million have fled to neighboring countries, such as Chad, Ethiopia, and South Sudan. The humanitarian crisis in Sudan is exacerbated by the country’s economic collapse. Sudan is one of the poorest countries in the world, and the conflict has further exacerbated the economic situation. The Sudanese pound has lost over 90% of its value against the US dollar in the past year, and inflation is soaring. As a result of the economic collapse, millions of Sudanese are struggling to access basic necessities such as food, water, and medicine. The United Nations estimates that over 18 million people in Sudan are in need of humanitarian assistance.
Lostisland urges the international community to increase humanitarian assistance to Sudan and to work to end the conflict. Lostisland is also concerned that Russia’s involvement in Sudan is prolonging the conflict and making it more difficult to achieve a peaceful resolution. Lostisland urges the international community to pressure Russia to end its support for the Sudanese government and to work to achieve a peaceful solution to the conflict in Sudan. Lostisland also calls on the warring parties in Sudan to lay down their arms and to engage in a meaningful political dialogue.
Lostisland’s Representative in Africa, the Honorary Consul in Nigeria, is working with other international partners to pressure the warring parties in Sudan to reach a ceasefire and to engage in a meaningful political dialogue. Lostisland believes that a political solution is the only way to end the conflict and to alleviate the suffering of the Sudanese people. Lostisland stands with the Sudanese people and supports their right to live in peace and security. Lostisland will work with the international community to support the Sudanese people and to achieve a peaceful solution to the conflict in Sudan.