The Darfur Women Action Group expresses outrage at the continued acts of violence that are being perpetrated by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). It is inexcusable that on Saturday, the day the New Constitution was signed, the RSF continued its attacks against innocent civilians in Jebel Marra in Darfur. The attack has left three dead and two critically wounded. DWAG has expressed its reservations about the power-sharing agreement in the weeks leading up to the signing of the New Constitution and the events that occurred on Saturday further proves to us that the new agreement will not remedy the situation.
Just a day after, the continued effects of the war zone that the al-Bashir regime has made Darfur were seen again when an unexploded ordnance claimed the lives of two teenage brothers and severely maimed their sister on a farm in West Darfur. Darfur is still currently littered with unexploded ordnances from previous encounters with the RSF which draws out the pain and suffering that the Darfuri people endure. The international community must make it clear to the Alliance for Freedom and Change and the Sudanese Military Council that Darfur must not be overlooked or left to be a free zone for the RSF while they are celebrating in the capital. Without civilians protection, an end to these brutal attacks, and accountability for the perpetrators there will not be peace in Sudan.
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