While America and the United Nations affirm their endeavor to reach a solution to the Sudanese crisis, the International Committee of the Red Cross announced today (Thursday) its departure from Khartoum, describing the situation as “very tragic.”
“It has become difficult to continue working inside the capital, and we have decided to get out of Khartoum and work to do what we can to provide urgent humanitarian assistance,” said the ICRC’s media director, Germain Miho, in statements to Al-Arabiya / Al-Hadath. “Humanitarian organizations have stopped their work.” Because of the security situation due to the lack of security guarantees on both sides of the conflict.
Mioho called on the Sudanese army and support forces to facilitate the work of humanitarian organizations in addition to protecting civilians and infrastructure, explaining that many hospitals were out of service.
He pointed out that the displacement from the areas of clashes continues and the crisis is exacerbating, indicating that the prices of relief materials have increased by about 4 times, and there is no water and electricity in the city, and hospitals lack basic needs.
He pointed out that the committee is looking at all possible ways to deliver medicines to hospitals and provide guarantees that humanitarian corridors will not be targeted, calling on both parties to the conflict in the country to provide guarantees that humanitarian corridors will not be targeted.
On the other hand, the Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced today the refusal of the armed forces to accept negotiations with the Rapid Support Forces based on the initiative presented by the Regional Organization for Development in East Africa (IGAD), indicating that the army confirmed that the rapid support groups have no choice but to surrender or perish.
On the other hand, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken confirmed during a joint press conference today with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that his country is striving to reach a solution to the Sudanese crisis, and to transfer the country back to a civilian government.
“We are working with the Secretary-General of the United Nations to address the crisis,” he said, expressing his hope for a permanent ceasefire agreement.