US envoy calls on Sudanese warring parties to open up humanitarian corridors

The U.S Special Envoy to Sudan, Tom Perriello, on Wednesday called on the warring parties in Sudan to grant full humanitarian access across all borders. 
U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan Tom Perriello. 

By Awan Achiek

The U.S Special Envoy to Sudan, Tom Perriello, on Wednesday called on the warring parties in Sudan to grant full humanitarian access across all borders. 

“In direct and digital meetings with hundreds of Sudanese civilians inside and around Sudan, we continue to push our regional and global partners to demand urgently an end to this war, full humanitarian access, and a civilian transition owned by the people of Sudan,” Perriello said a statement issued by the U.S Embassy in Khartoum.

He reiterated calls for regional and global partners to demand an end to the deadly conflict that erupted on April 15 2023.

“I am encouraged by the sense of urgency expressed and progress made toward talks in my meetings with civilians and regional partners in Uganda, Kenya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE,” Perriello said.

Clashes between the SAF and the RSF since April 2023 have claimed more than 15,550 lives and displaced 8.8 million people nationwide, according to Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

The United States and Saudi Arabia have led a series of talks between the two sides that have seen only minor achievements.

South Sudan also continues to engage with the Sudanese military and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) in ceasefire negotiations.

Juba’s primary focus of these discussions is ensuring the safe delivery of humanitarian aid to regions affected by the conflict.

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