Khartoum, April.6 (SUNA) – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General, in Sudan, Volker Perthes has welcomed the decision taken recently, by the Defense and Security Council declaring the state of Emergency to contain the recent violent acts took place in Al-Genina, capital of West Darfur State.

The International Official n a statement issued today, stressed that government security forces must be seen as working for the interest of peace and the protection of civilians, noting the need for full compliance with international human rights standards, regardless of tribal or ethnic affiliations.

The statement appealed to all parties to stop fighting immediately, calling on the government to guarantee the safety of the humanitarian organizations to extend services for the affected people.

Volker stressed. the need to hold accountable those responsible for the violence acts, affirming the UN commitment to support Sudan government to fulfill its responsibility towards protection of civilians and address the reasons behind the renewed violence.

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