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Seòmar agus comataidhean

The Ardamata Massacre and Masalit Genocide

  • Submitted by: Kenneth Gibson, Cunninghame North, Scottish National Party.
  • Date lodged: Friday, 24 November 2023
  • Motion reference: S6M-11340

That the Parliament condemns the horrors currently being inflicted on the Masalit community of West Darfur at the hands of paramilitary groups, the Rapid Support Forces and Janjaweed, in light of reports that these groups massacred between 800 and 1,300 unarmed people on 8 November 2023; considers that an ethnic cleansing of dark-skinned non-Arab people is taking place in West Darfur now, with other massacres having taken place; acknowledges that these massacres have been described by The Economist, Genocide Watch, and the West Darfur Governor, Khamis Abakar, as a genocide; believes that Sudan has been in chaos since civil war erupted on 15 April 2023, with, it understands, at least 9,000 deaths since then, 1.3 million Sudanese people having fled the country, and almost five million people internally displaced, and recognises that the world’s focus now is primarily on Gaza, but nevertheless believes that the United Nations must show leadership in trying to address the Sudanese civil war and what it sees as many other ongoing, seemingly endless, conflicts across the world, from Libya and Congo to Syria and Yemen, Myanmar and Ukraine.

Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Maggie Chapman, Annabelle Ewing, Emma Harper, Bill Kidd, John Mason, Ivan McKee, Stuart McMillan, Audrey Nicoll, Kevin Stewart, Paul Sweeney, David Torrance, Evelyn Tweed