Martin Griffiths, UN Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Aid Coordinator, made a statement on the subject.
Griffiths explained that warehouses used for humanitarian aid in Sudan were looted, occupied and used as armor.
Stating that the situation in question prevents humanitarian aid from reaching those in need, Griffiths said, “Parties should respect humanitarian assets at all times.” he emphasized.
Griffiths underlined that the UN needs “safe, fast and unhindered” access to distribute aid.
In the statement made by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), it was informed that the UN will be one of the hosts of the high-level commitment conference to be held in Geneva on June 19 for Sudan.
The conference will be organized by the UN as well as Egypt, Germany, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the European Union.
Clashes between the army and the HDK in Sudan
The Sudanese army wanted the HDK, which it once supported but regarded as a threat because it acted as an independent and parallel army, to be fully integrated into the army within 2 years.
The war of words and tension, which started with the HDK’s declaration that it could accept this in a period spanning about 10 years after a civilian government, turned into an armed conflict between the parties in the capital Khartoum and various cities on the morning of April 15.
The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that 850 people lost their lives and 5,500 were injured due to the ongoing conflict in Sudan.