Earlier this week, nine people were killed, and five others were wounded in a barbaric attack launched by the Sudanese Government’s affiliated forces, which President al-Bashir and his militias must be held responsible for.
Our sources on the ground confirmed that at around 9 PM, the Sudanese Government sponsored Rapid Support Forces brutally attacked Hegeir Tongo, a village near the Beldel locality in South Darfur, killing nine people and reportedly wounding seven others, the majority of whom were women. There are reports of many more who have been wounded and others who have gone missing, but these reports have yet to be confirmed.
The brutality of this massacre is unimaginable. Victim’s bodies have been cut into pieces, leaving them in pools of their blood. The State Governor came to the villages and order the displace to bury the dead without any accountability for the perpetrator.
This is the fifth report attack in the last week. On June 4th there was another horrific attack which killed one and injured seven Out of the seven injured, five are reported to be in serious condition but have minimal access to medical care.
Another attack was reported on June 3rd which targeted displace persons from Girodat camps near Um Gubeisha, another village in South Darfur. Another attack in Jebel Marra killed a mother and her infant
These horrifying attacks in Hegeir village and other areas are not isolated incidents, but rather they are a part of the systematic trends which the Sudanese Government has been using since 2003. These attacks are further evidence that the government has no intent to change.
President al-Bashir of Sudan is still wanted by the International Criminal Court for the world most serios crimes – genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. But despite the fact that the first arrest warrant for President al-Bashir was issued over nine years ago, President al-Bashir jas yet to be held accountable for his crimes, which only serves to further embolden him and his regime to perpetuate the most despicable crimes against innocent civilians.
For the last 14 years, the people of Darfur have endured an unimaginable suffering. Countless children, women, men and elderly have lost their lives and the surviving are forced in concentration-like camps living in deplorable conditions while they face new attacks every day.
Darfur Women Action Group condemns the continuation of these barbaric attacks, as well as the lack of serious accountability measures. The inaction of the international community has only allowed Sudan to get away with murder. DWAG calls upon the United States Government, and the US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley to lead the UNSC to take swift action and stop the Sudanese Government’s slaughter in Darfur.
We call on the United Nations Security Council to hold criminals accountable and demand the United Nations provide emergency medical assistance to the victims of this cruel attack.