Darfur Bar Association welcomes Troika statement

The Darfur Bar Association (DBA) has welcomed the comments of the Sudan Troika (the USA, UK, and Norway) concerning the current fighting between Sudanese government forces and rebel combatants of the Sudan Liberation Movement under the leadership of of Abdelwahid El Nur (SLM-AW) in Darfur’s Jebel Marra.
In a statement on Sunday, the DBA lauds the Troika countries’ demands to allow aid organisations to deliver humanitarian assistance to those affected by the attacks in Jebel Marra.
The Darfur lawyers strongly denounce “the repeated refusal of the regime [in Khartoum] to grant Unamid, the UN, and other agencies working in the field of humanitarian assistance access to the conflict areas in Darfur and to help those affected by the conflict”, and call for “an immediate halt of the war”.