Today a group of international organizations delivered to Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and Members of the UN Security Council a petition regarding the dire humanitarian situation in Sudan, and specifically in Nuba Mountains/South Kordofan, Blue Nile, and Darfur. The petition was signed by 74 organizations and calls for international pressure on the NCP-led government to ensure that the Khartoum regime stops civilian bombardment and allows humanitarian access to civilian populations. It also urges the UNSC to impose a no-fly zone over Blue Nile, Nuba Mountains/South Kordofan, Darfur, Abyei and along the border between South and North Sudan for protection of civilians and humanitarian aid workers.
December 20, 2011 (JUBA)
The petition addressed to Ban Ki Moon, secretary-general of the UN and others including the US president, Barack Obama.
The petitioners called on the UN Security Council (UNSC), other members of the international community and all peace-loving people of the world to take immediate action against the Sudanese government to avert the current humanitarian-crisis in Sudan and, specifically, the Nuba Mountains/South Kordofan, Blue Nile and Darfur.
“We urge the UNSC to consider serious measures against Bashir’s government in Khartoum by taking tougher actions in accordance with Chapter Seven of the United Nations charter and specifically by imposing a no-fly zone over Blue Nile, Nuba Mountains/South Kordofan, Darfur, Abyei and also along the border between South and North Sudan for protection of civilians and humanitarian aid workers. We ask members of the international community to avail resources to ensure the implementation of a no-fly zone. We equally demand that the UNSC takes appropriate actions against member states who fail to adhere to their obligations under the Rome Statute”, the petition reads in part.