The following letter was sent on November 19th, 2015 by Nuba Mountains Civil Society Organizations and Blue Nile Sons Association to support the position of delivering the humanitarian aid to war affected areas throughout impartial and neutral party.
African Union and the Chair of African Union High Implementation Panel (AUHIP)
United Nations and their representatives on peace negotiations
US, UK, and Norway representatives and mediators
SPLM Negotiations Team
NCP Negotiations Team
It is now proved beyond doubt that Khartoum regime vehemently refuses the delivery of humanitarian assistance to the two areas of Nuba Mountains/South Kordofan and Blue Nile through an impartial third party. The regime is adamant that all desperately needed humanitarian aid should be delivered through Khartoum. The regime has exerted all possible pressure on SPLM negotiators through mediators to secure its preposition. This stand clearly contravenes all international and regional humanitarian agreements and conventions.
We, the Nuba Mountains/South Kordofan and Blue Nile civil society organisaitons, urging our friends and supports at the international pressure groups and parliaments in Eurpoe and the United States to express and affirm our rejection to the idea of the delivery of humanitarian assistance through Khartoum for the following reasons:
We demand the international community NOT to lightly drift behind justifications put forward by Khartoum regime to accept a third party monitoring the delivery process of humanitarian aid. We strongly recommend that they should view the situation from the victims’ perspective. We demand you all to look at it from the perspective of those innocent civilian citizens and in particular those most needy children, women, the old and the disempowered. We look forward to a positively active role by the international community a role that is keeping a clear distance from the deceitful terrorist regime in Khartoum.
In the light of above considerations, we see that delivery of humanitarian aid through Ethiopia as a third impartial and neutral party remains the best option left for our people.
We shall continue to defend and make the case of our people. We shall not rest until the rights of our people are restored and entitlements are held.
1- Nuba Mountains International Association- USA
2- Nuba Mountains Advocacy Group- USA
3- Blue Nile Sons league- USA
4- Nuba Mountains people’s Media Abroad
5- Nuba Mountains Center for Strategic planning and dialogue- London
6- Sudanese Marginalized Forum- USA
7- Nuba Mountains- United kingdom and Ireland
8- Nuba Mountains International Association- Canada
9- Nuba Mountains People’s Foundation- UK
10- Nuba Mountains International Association- Lebnan
11- Nuba Mountains Civil Society Organizations Alliance- Sudan
12- Nuba Mountains Union of Associations and Organizations- Africa
13- Nuba Mountains Civil Society Organizations Union- USA and UK
14- Nuba Vision Coalition
15- Nuba Mountains International Association- Egypt