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So much blood was shed in Sudan that even UN raised its hands, political mission ended

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Voting was done in UNSC to close the mission.

United Nations: The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) voted on Friday to end a campaign dedicated to ending the civil war in Sudan. Russia abstained from the vote to end the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS). At the same time, the US and UK ambassadors expressed disappointment over the decision to end the political mission in Sudan, but said that this step was necessary given the desire of the Sudanese government to end the mission.

‘The morale of those committing atrocities will increase’

The United States voted in favor of the resolution, although US Deputy Ambassador Robert Wood said, ‘We are deeply concerned that the extremely low presence of international staff in Sudan will help embolden perpetrators of atrocities.’ Let us tell you that the paramilitary force ‘Rapid Support Forces’ has been fighting against the Sudanese army since mid-April. It originated as the notorious ‘Janjaweed’ insurgent organisation. It has been waging a war against the government in Sudan’s capital Khartoum and other urban areas for the past several months.

More than 60 lakh people left their homes

The ongoing conflict between the government and ‘Rapid Support Forces’ has left the country devastated. Due to the fighting, more than 6 million people were forced to leave their homes to safer places within Sudan or to neighboring countries. UN officials say the organization will continue its efforts to help the Sudanese people while maintaining the presence of various humanitarian agencies. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Thursday, ‘It should be clear to everyone that the UN is not abandoning Sudan.’

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