Juba, 04 July, 2023 / 9:55 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC), who include Catholic Bishops in Sudan and South Sudan have expressed concern about continued human rights violations in the ongoing war in Sudan.
In a collective statement shared with ACI Africa, SCBC members say many civilians have been killed since the war broke out on April 15 between the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in the North-East African country.
“We are deeply concerned about the continued situation in Sudan because we see that a lot of human rights have been violated as a result of the war,” Catholic Bishops in the two neighboring countries say in their statement dated June 30.
They add, “There are many lives lost, looting and raping, and destruction of hospitals, sources of water, food, electricity, and other services that have affected the people of Sudan.”
“The situation in Khartoum and western Sudan is very precarious and disastrous,” SCBC members say, adding, “Many people have been killed in these areas apart from the destruction of properties and looting which is at an apocalyptic level.”