Carter Center Calls for End to Violence in Sudan


ATLANTA (April 18, 2023) — The Carter Center is heartbroken by the tragic humanitarian situation unfolding during the holy month of Ramadan in Sudan and calls on warring parties to immediately cease fighting and work to bring about lasting peace.

We are heartened by news today that both sides have committed to a 24-hour cease-fire; however, significant damage has already been done and a durable, long-term peace is needed.

According to credible reports, almost 300 civilians have been killed, and thousands more have been injured. Since the fighting began, many Sudanese have lost human security, reliable access to food, water, and power. This is especially worrisome given that even before then, the United Nations estimated that more than 15 million people needed regular humanitarian assistance.

The Center implores combatants to protect civilians, allow for the provision of much-needed health and public services, and provide safe access for humanitarian workers so they can deliver aid to the Sudanese people.

The Carter Center has worked in Sudan since 1986, and the country holds a special place in the hearts of President and Mrs. Carter. We continue to stand with the people of Sudan and are ready to assist in any way we can to help bring about peace and alleviate suffering.




Contact: Maria Cartaya, Associate Director of Communications,

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