In a particularly violent time on the global stage, we welcome the developments in Sudan, where warring generals have agreed to hold face-to-face meetings to begin doing what is needed to end the country’s devastating war.
Maryknoll Fr. Tom Tiscornia is in Sudan and says “Please keep Sudan and its people in your prayers that sometime in the future we will know the peace that the Lord offers.”
War broke out on April 15 between the paramilitary force RSF and the Sudanese military, and has gone on interrupted only by a three-day truce, as we reported at the time. Peace talks are much needed as evidence of war crimes, atrocities, and ethnic killings are coming to light. The organization Human Rights Watch shared a comprehensive report on killings in the Darfur region, and the State Department annonced that both parties were responsible for either war crimes or crimes against humanity, or both, in Darfur.
But there cannot be lasting peace without accountability. Human Rights Watch suggests that the United State should support the international community’s efforts to investigate war crimes in Sudan through the International Criminal Court and through the UN Fact-Finding Mechanism.
Use the form below to write to President Biden and Secretary of State Blinken and ask that they support the Human Rights Watch recommendations for accountability in Sudan.