September 16, 2019
 In 2023-Situation in Sudan

Country: France
Delegate Name: Amyah Kantz

Delegate: Amyah Kantz
Country: France
Topic: Situation in Sudan
Committee: United Nations Security Council (UNSC)
School: City High Middle School

Since the Sudanese Civil War in 1983, Sudan has had frequent conflicts regarding government practices. There has been significant growth in crime, ethnic cleansings, violence, and rebellions. In the early 2000’s, a militia formed to help aid the government, and in 2013, officially became the Rapid Support Force (RSF). When the RSF was named an independent military in 2017, their beliefs began to expand, leading to tensions with The Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF). On April 15th, 2023, fighting erupted. Currently, there is quantitative evidence that the RSF is responsible for numerous murders, rapes, pillages, and torture. The heart of these acts is in Darfur, which is in the western side of Sudan. In October, they recorded 12,000 injured, approximately 6,000 passed away, and 5.7 million forcibly displaced. These conditions continue to affect neighboring countries such as Ethiopia, Chad, South Sudan, and others. This ongoing fight has not reached the entirety of Sudan yet, and needs to be addressed.

While France does not have prominent ties with Sudan, we do have relationships with the nearing countries affected by this. Not only do we stand in line with humanitarianism, but we hope this conflict does not interact with the social and political status of other countries. Our hope is to make sure that there aren’t more lives lost due to this conflict, and that we can help Sudan solve these issues before it gets out of hand. France strongly condemns the inhumane acts being committed, and wants to end this swiftly. We do not stand with either side of this fight, and are going to remain neutral while stopping this. France has given 55 million euros to help solve this conflict. We will continue to encourage an end to this battle.

France firmly urges an immediate ceasefire in order to discontinue this. France would like to avoid military action, but will use it if the two parties do not abide. We hope to end this peacefully and are against the way Sudanese citizens are being treated. Our goal is to find a mutually beneficial solution for both the RSF and SAF. We agree to help smoothly transition Sudan into a safe, democratic system that ensures no more crimes occur. We see this as an important issue that needs to be solved by international forces. The United Nations Security Council is responsible for keeping global peace, and Sudan is in need of intervention. It is at our hands to ensure that all countries involved are safe and accounted for.