Topic: 2023-Situation in Sudan
Country: United States of America
Delegate Name: Teague Ott
The situation in Sudan started due to the Rapid Support Force taking down a rebel group in the early 2000s, this caused one of the generals, Omar Al-Basir to be charged with genocide. This then led to supposed plans to integrate the RSF(Rapid Response Force) into the Sudanese military which was supposed to take around a decade but was then accelerated to two years. This resulted in fighting breaking out on the 15th of April. The fighting between the Sudanese army and the RSF has spread from the capital to many surrounding cities. A total of 3 million civilians have been displaced, one million have fled, and four thousand have been killed so far. Due to the widespread nature of the fighting, there are very limited resources, and routes used by aid agencies have been blocked. There is also potential for the fighting to spill over into the Jazaria providence which is Sudan’s major food supply which would result in many innocent civilians in this conflict starving. With no end in sight, measures must be taken to send aid to the civilians trapped in this conflict and help the refugees displaced by this war.
The United States of America does not wish to be involved in this conflict but is prepared to take measures to try and get both sides of this war to the negotiating table to try to come to a peaceful solution. it is in the best interest of both sides to resolve this peacefully for the sake of the people trapped in this warzone and unable to leave. The United States is also extremely involved in sending aid to help civilians trapped in the warzone and requiring aid. Currently, the United States has sent 130 million dollars to Sudan for humanitarian assistance so far. We are also in support of accepting refugees from Sudan and have currently only accepted 762 refugees but are taking measures to accept more and provide stable conditions for the refugees. Accepting refugees and donating to the humanitarian aid cause is the best way for the United States to help the people there.
The United States of America encourages all of the countries that have the ability and power to help the displaced citizens and refugees to do so to the best of their ability, as well as trying to take measures to try and get the two sides of this war to negotiate to try to come to some sort of peaceful solution and if its absolutely needed, a United Nations peacekeeping force to stop the unneeded fighting in Sudan. This war is causing death and destruction for the people of Sudan and something must be done to either stop the war or help the people trapped there.