Enough Project Media Advisory
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON — Today, the United Nations Security Council issued a presidential statement on Sudan and South Sudan and a press statement on the situation in Jonglei. The Enough Project welcomes the Council's statements and looks forward to discussing these developments in greater detail.
John Prendergast, Co-Founder of the Enough Project stated:
"After almost a year of silence, the Security Council's call on Sudan to allow unfettered humanitarian access to the Two Areas will help bring this often neglected crisis back to the world's attention. However, their failure to mention of a self-determination referendum for Abyei or reference the need for a comprehensive approach to Sudan’s conflicts means more must be done."
Akshaya Kumar, Sudan and South Sudan Policy Analyst at the Enough project stated:
"In a major shift, for the first time, the Security Council expressed concerns about attacks against civilians by militias and the South Sudanese army in Jonglei state. International attention to this humanitarian crisis unfolding in the dark is welcome. We must do more to support inclusive peace and mediation efforts to negotiate a political solution and end the violence in Jonglei."
The Enough Project is a project of the Center for American Progress to end genocide and crimes against humanity. Founded in 2007, Enough focuses on the crises in Sudan, South Sudan, eastern Congo, and areas affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army. Enough conducts intensive field research, develops practical policies to address these crises, and shares sensible tools to empower citizens and groups working for change. To learn more about Enough, go to www.enoughproject.org.