In a joint statement released by the Governments of the United States of America, Norway, and the United Kingdom, known as the Troika, deep concern is expressed over the increasing violence and human rights abuses in Sudan, particularly the actions of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in West, Central, and South Darfur. Credible reports indicate mass killings, ethnic targeting, violence against traditional leaders, unjust detentions, and hindrance of humanitarian aid.
The Troika unequivocally rejects any military resolution to the conflict and calls for an immediate cessation of hostilities. The statement urges both the RSF and the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF), to avoid actions that could exacerbate ethnic divisions or involve additional forces in the conflict. The Troika emphasizes the need for de-escalation, meaningful dialogue leading to a ceasefire, and unimpeded humanitarian access.
The Troika commends the recent resumption of talks in Jeddah, facilitated by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United States, and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD). These talks, also representing the African Union, witnessed initial humanitarian commitments on November 7. Emphasizing the importance of a sustainable solution, the Troika emphasizes the necessity of ending violence and reinstating a civilian-driven political process to establish a democratic government and revive Sudan’s democratic transition.
Acknowledging the efforts of the Sudanese people, the Troika pledges ongoing support to diverse communities striving to participate meaningfully in Sudan’s democratic future. Additionally, they commit to providing life-saving humanitarian aid to displaced persons and other vulnerable communities. The Troika countries reiterate their dedication as significant donors to backing the Sudanese people in these critical endeavors.