The United States Calls for an Immediate Cessation of Attacks in El Fasher, North Darfur, Sudan – United States Department of State

The United States has called on all armed forces in Sudan to immediately cease attacks in El Fasher, North Darfur. We are concerned by signs of an imminent attack by Rapid Support Forces and affiliated militias. An attack against the city of El Fasher would pose extreme risks to civilians, including the hundreds of thousands of displaced people who have taken refuge there. The United States is deeply troubled by credible reports that the RSF and its affiliated militias have destroyed several villages west of El Fasher. We also condemn the indiscriminate aerial bombardment of the area by the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and their continued limitations on life-saving humanitarian aid access.

The leaders of the SAF and RSF and their affiliated militias face a choice – escalate the violence and perpetuate the suffering of their people while risking the disintegration of their country, or stop attacks, allow unhindered humanitarian access, and negotiate. Prepare with good faith. End this war and restore power to the people of Sudan.