9 February 2008 -- Statement by Rodolphe Adada on the ongoing Military Activity in Western Darfur
UNAMID Press Release No/14/2008
9 February 2008
Statement by Rodolphe Adada, UN-AU Joint Special Representative for Darfur, on the ongoing Military Activity in Western Darfur
El Fasher -- It is with great concern that I have been watching developments in Western Darfur, where in the past 36 hours attacks on villages by Government forces have resulted in deaths and significant population displacement.
This must stop immediately. Protecting civilians and promoting peace are central elements of the mandate of UNAMID. There will be no standing idly by in the face of loss of life, and I am calling for an immediate halt to the ongoing military actions.
It is imperative that peace be allowed to prevail, that civilians are protected from harm and that immediate humanitarian access be allowed. All sides must refrain from any actions that could further exacerbate the situation.
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