JSR Adada concerned over escalating tension between Sudan and Chad
7 January 2008 -- The AU-UN Joint Special Representative for Darfur (JSR) and UNAMID Head of Mission, Mr. Rodolphe Adada is following with deep concern the escalating tension between the Sudan and Chad, a matter which could negatively affect a region that is already suffering from continued instability.
The JSR is concerned that if the situation is not immediately brought under control, great numbers of internally displaced persons and refugees will likely be the first victims of any further escalation.
Mr. Adada is further concerned that the Chad-Sudan border tension could have a negative effect on the Hybrid Operation, currently being deployed, and on which Darfurians are placing great hopes to help restore stability and create a climate conducive to the success of the political process aimed at finding a lasting solution to the Darfur issue and achieving a comprehensive peace, a matter which needs the cooperation of all countries in the region.
The JSR urges the leadership in both countries to exercise self-restraint, return to dialogue and abide by their commitments to existing agreements between them.