Noting with grave concern the escalating situation in Sudan, the World Communion of Reformed Churches calls for an immediate cessation of the violence and implementation of a just process towards lasting peace.
Acting General Secretary Hanns Lessing called on the Communion to “pray for peace in Sudan and for international agencies to work to find long-lasting solutions for peace in the region.”
As the cease-fire has collapsed, fighting on the streets of Khartoum between the Sudan Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces has escalated, with both sides blaming each other for continuing violence.
According to the United Nations, the violence in Sudan has resulted in the deaths more than 500 people, and over 4,200 have been wounded, though actual numbers may be much higher. The crisis has also sparked a refugee crisis, with thousands crossing over the borders into Chad.
According to the BBC, the former prime minister of Sudan, Abdalla Hamdok, warned that the conflict could become worse than those in Syria and Libya, where hundreds of thousands of people have died.
The WCRC also calls on the Communion to pray for its member church in Sudan, the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan and Sudan.
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