Last quote about Sudan

Sudan has been commented on by 134 key people in the news. You can find all of them on this page with their statements. People who have been most quoted about Sudan are: António Guterres, Ban Ki-moon, James Mwangi and Gill Lusk. For instance, the most recent quote from António Guterres is: “Atrocity crimes have occurred with impunity, and the potential for serious deterioration remains very real.”.
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All quotes about Sudan

Gabriel Ngang Maduok

The aircraft landed safe ... but because of bad weather, the plane missed the line and hit a truck belonging to the fire brigade. We have identified four people who were injured, including one crew member who are now at Wau hospital for treatment.

Shabia Mantoo - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

We are distressed by this incident and understand that refugees were travelling in a vessel off the coast of Hodeidah which was reportedly impacted during the course of hostilities.

Andrew Gilmour - United Nations

I don't think any single act taken by the U.N. since 1945 has saved more lives than the opening of UNMISS camps in December 2013.

Alison Griffen

The proposed budget cuts are alarming. Deep cuts like the ones we're seeing would hamstring peacekeeping operations not just in South Sudan but across other vital missions where the U.N. may be the only thing standing between civilians and mass atrocities.

Michael Bathew

We need some support in terms of food security . all my property was taken by the government forces. I have nothing.

Taban Deng

I can state with confidence that the notion of a looming genocide and possible ethnic cleansing is fading away.

Elizabeth White

One of the biggest challenges is access – being able to reach those who need our assistance the most, and populations being able to reach us. In the areas where Oxfam and other agencies work that are experiencing emergency levels of hunger – one step away from famine – the humanitarian presence and that unfettered access has been cited as the reason that those areas are not in a state of famine. Holding back the hunger in those areas.

Elizabeth White

The flip side of that is that the areas that are experiencing the worst levels of conflict, you've got the needs rising … and then we can't get in to assist them because of the insecurity on the ground.

Challiss McDonough - World Food Program

In Somalia we're looking to scale up very quickly to reach 2.5 million people in the next two months because we have a very short window of time to respond to stave off a famine.

Challiss McDonough - World Food Program

People have asked me a lot about donor fatigue, but I think a better term for it is the overwhelming of the humanitarian system. The number of crises that the world is facing, and the number of people in need, and the severity of that need is essentially unprecedented, at least in my lifetime. The humanitarian needs have grown so quickly and so enormously that they are outstripping the resources that are available to meet them.

Edmund Yakani

Actually, the work permit is too expensive for humanitarian workers, since over 90 percent of the foreigners seeking to work in South Sudan are humanitarian workers.

Martin Lomuro

Most of the (humanitarian) agencies are here to spy on the government.

George Fominyen - World Food Programme

''They've been living on water lilies, they've been living on roots from weeds in the river, at most they eat once a day. It's really tough conditions.''.

George Fominyen - World Food Programme

What we've seen is a lot of people coming from the islands. They have been living on water lilies, they have been living on roots, from weeds in the Nile, at most they eat once in a day.

Pope Francis

My aides and I are studying the possibility of a trip to South Sudan.

Omar Shakir

The denial letter came as a shock, given that we have had regular access to Israel and the West Bank for nearly three decades and regularly engage Israeli authorities. Branding us as propagandists and fake human rights advocates puts Israel in the company of heavily repressive states like North Korea, Iran and Sudan that have blocked access for Human Rights Watch staff members.

António Guterres - United Nations

Despite some generous pledges, just US$90 million has actually been received so far. We are in the beginning of the year but these numbers are very worrying. Famine is already a reality in parts of South Sudan. Unless we act now, it is only a matter of time until it affects other areas and other countries. We are facing a tragedy.

Joyce Luma - World Food Program

There is only so much that humanitarian assistance can achieve in the absence of meaningful peace and security.

Priti Patel

The world faces a series of unprecedented humanitarian crises and the real threat of famine in four countries. These crises are being driven by conflict and drought and we must respond accordingly.

Salva Kiir

The government will ensure that all the humanitarian and developmental organizations have unimpeded access to the needy population across the country.

Anthony Lake - UNICEF

Time is running out for more than a million children. We can still save many lives. The severe malnutrition and looming famine are largely man-made. Our common humanity demands faster action. We must not repeat the tragedy of the 2011 famine in the Horn of Africa.

Serge Tissot - FAO

Famine has become a tragic reality in parts of South Sudan and our worst fears have been realised.

Isaiah Chol Aruai

In greater Unity (state), some counties are classified in famine or ... risk of famine.

Serge Tissot - FAO

Famine has become a tragic reality in parts of South Sudan and our worst fears have been realized.

Rami Anis

Sport gives everyone a chance, and what happened at the Rio Olympics showed people around the world who have trouble and fear in their lives that there is hope.

Belma Corbo

Unfortunately, we are aware that throughout the history there were periods when Muslim women wearing the hijab had a rough time, or had an easier time. So, today, we are probably in a period when we are under special scrutiny, and it is our duty to present ourselves in a special way, to be as positive as we can. We have to explain to people that this is a very positive story, something that is opening new doors for us, and it's definitely not restraining us.

Osman Ahmed Fadul Wash

We believe this resolution will contribute towards increasing trade, attracting foreign direct investment and end the economic isolation that affected the Sudanese citizens for two decades.

Jessica Stern

Sudan, Iran and Yemen officially punish homosexuality with death, and Iraq, a country that has seen killing sprees of people perceived as gay or transgender, has never held a single perpetrator responsible. The governments of Libya, Syria and Somalia punish homosexuality with prison – even up to 10 years. Thanks to President Trump's executive order, LGBTQ people will remain in unsafe environments, they will languish in refugee camps, they will endure violence and some will die.

Stephen Dheiu Dau

The resumption is underway. The conflict has affected the facilities, including the power. We will ... reduce the money supply in circulation. We will stop our borrowing from the central bank, it's one of the causes that led to inflation.

Musaed Abdel-Karim

The results of the sanctions lift have started causing shocks in the parallel market, and speculators will incur losses. The other reason is the reception of the grant from the United Arab Emirates. This could lead the central bank to take additional measures to stabilize the exchange rate.

Ibrahim al-Malhouf

We have some foreign workers including from the Philippines, Tunisia and Sudan but they are not specialists and the specialist work now depends on Libyans.

Magdy Khalafalla

This movement's inclusion will widen the area that enjoys peace in Darfur, especially in the Marra mountains area...We are optimistic that the coming period will see major developments in the peace process in Darfur.

António Guterres - United Nations

These statements by key officials in charge of defense and security shed doubt on the (government's) actual willingness to actively cooperate with the deployment and operationalization of the force, unless credible pressure is applied by the council and the region to support it.

Omar Hadi

(Djibouti) aims to become a gateway not only to Ethiopia but to South Sudan, Somalia and the Great Lakes region. This new free zone will be the country's first employment reservoir, with more than 15,000 direct and indirect jobs created.

Hervé Ladsous - United Nations

Despite these improvements civilians remain exposed to significant sources of insecurity, inter-communal conflict, criminality and the activities of armed militias.

John Prendergast

We will certainly seek to work with the U.S. Congress to see some of these sanctions restored, modernized, and codified in the coming months.

Juan Manuel Santos

The Colombian peace agreement is a ray of hope in a world troubled by so many conflicts and so much intolerance.

Juan Manuel Santos

How many deaths will it take 'till he knows that too many people have died? The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind.

Juan Manuel Santos

The Colombian peace agreement is a ray of hope in a world troubled by so many conflicts and so much intolerance. It proves that what, at first, seems impossible, through perseverance may become possible even in Syria or Yemen or South Sudan.

Yasmin Sooka

The scale of gang rape of civilian women as well as the horrendous nature of the rapes by armed men belonging to all groups is utterly repugnant and what's worse is that there is no sense of outrage about this horror.

Stephen Dhieu Dau

We will be approaching our friends, partners and the donors to fill the gaps, this is what I am expecting because we are talking to the IMF.

Kenneth Scott

Commanders, officers will be held accountable for failing to exercise command and control.

Rabih Abdel Fattah

The subsidy policies will result in a disaster and a burden on the economy. The call for civil disobedience failed because those who called for it were suspect and those who backed it have no political weight in the country.

Mohamed Ishak

I get 50 pounds a day ... but it's not enough for breakfast and transport. Prices of everything have gone up ... but income is stable. I don't know what the solution is.

Mohamed Ishak

Prices of everything have gone up ... but income is stable. I don't know what the solution is.

Fatima Saleh

Life has become unbearable. Prices of vegetables, meat, sugar and transport are always rising and the government doesn't feel for us. We don't know what to do.

Yasmin Sooka

There is already a steady process of ethnic cleansing underway in several areas of South Sudan using starvation, gang rape and the burning of villages. The stage is being set for a repeat of what happened in Rwanda and the international community is under an obligation to prevent it.

Salva Kiir

There's no such thing in South Sudan. There's no ethnic cleansing.

Yasmin Sooka

There is already a steady process of ethnic cleansing underway in several areas of South Sudan using starvation, gang rape and the burning of villages; everywhere we went across this country we heard villagers saying they are ready to shed blood to get their land back. Many told us it's already reached a point of no return.

Michele Calantropo

We have found witnesses and documents that show the person who is on trial is not Mr Medhanie Yehdego Mered, but a poor boy called Medhanie Tesfamariam Berhe, who is a refugee like many others, who was in Sudan trying to start the journey to come to Europe.

Sheila Smith

It's not as if Japan has unleashed its military. It is simply allowing them to use their weapons to protect civilians, to be proper peacekeepers.

Hosana Adisu

We are working on how refugees can link up with the markets in the surroundings. We have established relations between the graduates and the existing financial institutions in this area. It can be micro finance institutions, savings and credits, and the banks.

Jackson Aliga

The bakery training takes six months, every week we have five days training. The first group, which consisted of 31 people, I would say 50 percent have already found jobs and others are in the process.

Daruka Ayak

I've felt comfortable from the moment I started this work. All my kids have clothes and shoes and if they need to buy something at school I can pay. Things have changed compared to the moment I came from South Sudan.

Gerald Edema

Currently we receive between 100 and 180, but previously around July 17-18, at the peak of the influx, we were receiving between 3,000 to 4,000 refugees per day.

Nichola Mandil

Eye Radio has been officially shut down by the National Security indefinitely. They ordered all the journalists to leave the station immediately and we are now in the process of going home.

Gerry Simpson - Human Rights Watch

In colluding with South Sudan and deporting James Gatdet Dak, Kenya has exposed him to a serious risk of persecution ... Kenya is steadily shredding any pretence of respect for its fundamental refugee protection obligations.

Erick Kiraithe

(Dak) became an inadmissible person, so we cancelled his visa and he was taken to his country of origin.

Cecile Pouilly - United Nations

The key element is that this person needs to have his rights protected and his well-being ensured by the government.

Gerry Simpson - Human Rights Watch

They tried to forcefully take (Gatdet) to the plane, and he struggled and refused to go, and the pilot refused to take him. I am very much concerned. In the first place, I don't see a reason why he should be deported. He should have been taken to a different country.

Ban Ki-moon - United Nations

At the same time, there is no basis for MONUSCO to continue providing humanitarian assistance to them, as they are no longer in a life-threatening situation.

Ban Ki-moon - United Nations

I am, accordingly, bringing the matter to the attention of the Security Council in order that it might take such decisions or provide such guidance as it may deem appropriate.

Sandor Zsiros - Euronews

We've spoken with numerous migrants from the camp and most of them don't want to show their faces or be featured in the television reports. They say the presence of the press is extremely embarrassing for them. Most of them said they don't want to go to other centres, they'd rather wait to go to the UK.

Dickson Gatluak

We realized that there is not any political space, there is not any political settlement in (the capital) Juba. The international community and the IGAD itself have failed us ... they failed to keep that fragile peace agreement.

Dickson Gatluak

We want to make sure that the government are dislodged from the town and we take control.

Clayson Monyela

Consultations were held with the Government of South Sudan regarding the visit of Dr Riek Machar to South Africa. His period of stay in the country is not known.

Charles Efferson

(Our results) show that entertainment can be used to change cultural attitudes toward genital cutting.

Matthew Rycroft

If we find that there isn't that full cooperation then yes, it'll definitely be time to look again at the arms embargo.

Petr Iliichev

South Sudan was not impeding or increasing difficulties, so it's a very neutral letter. Our opposition (to an arms embargo) doesn't change. Yesterday we were discussing Central African Republic, where an arms embargo is in place but the country is just inundated with weapons.

Emily Horne

The United States can use the possibility of a waiver to provide an incentive for reform while continuing to work closely with those governments to end the use and recruitment of child soldiers.

Martin Elia Lomoro

If you insist on bringing 4,000, OK. Let's see what they are going to do.

Romain Nadal

We think that the report raises questions for the international community and so the relevant institutions should look closely into it and examine the seriousness of the claims to establish the reality.

Omer Dahab Fadl Mohamed

The allegations of use of chemical weapons by Sudanese Armed Forces is baseless and fabricated. The ultimate objective of such wild accusation, is to steer confusion in the on-going processes aimed at deepening peace and stability and enhancing economic development and social cohesion in Sudan.

Tirana Hassan

The only difference between 2004 and what is happening in Darfur today is the world has stopped watching. The abuses which have been perpetrated by the Sudanese government on the civilian population are as bad as they were in 2004.

Tirana Hassan

We gave all of the evidence that Amnesty International collected to two independent experts who viewed the evidence and said that there is credible evidence that there has been the use of some sort of chemical agent.

Tirana Hassan

During these attacks, hundreds of civilians have been shot at, tens of thousands have been displaced and, in one of the most sickening twists in the conflict in Darfur, we have discovered credible evidence that the Sudanese government has been using chemical weapons on the civilian population.

Akol Paul Kordi

We are appealing to all IGAD member state not to allow Riek Machar and his group to use their soil, including Sudan, to stage attacks and as a springboard for organising violence against the people and transitional government.

Ban Ki-moon - United Nations

For years, South Sudan has struggled to gain its independence. Now it's struggling for survival. Rarely have such high hopes been squandered so quickly.

Hervé Ladsous - United Nations

We don't have a clear situation but I can tell you we are sparing no effort to move toward generating a force because the Security Council has made it very clear that we should do so.

Leo Dobbs

Most of those fleeing South Sudan are women and children. They include survivors of violent attacks, sexual assault, children that have been separated from their parents or travelled alone, the disabled, the elderly and people in need of urgent medical care.

Leo Dobbs

With this milestone, South Sudan joins Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia as countries which have produced more than a million refugees. New arrivals report increased fighting across the Greater Equatoria region and attacks by armed groups that kill civilians, loot villages, sexually assault women and girls, and recruit young boys.

Leo Dobbs

"This is a very sad milestone". "Most of those fleeing South Sudan are women and children. They include survivors of violent attacks, sexual assault, children that have been separated from their parents or travelled alone, the disabled, the elderly and people in need of urgent medical care".

Leo Dobbs

This is a very sad milestone. Most of those fleeing South Sudan are women and children. They include survivors of violent attacks, sexual assault, children that have been separated from their parents or travelled alone, the disabled, the elderly and people in need of urgent medical care.

Jo Bourne - UNICEF

For countries affected by conflict, school equips children with the knowledge and skills they need to rebuild their communities once the crisis is over.

John Kerry

The leaders of South Sudan have to live up to their responsibilities. They have to put the interest of their citizens first and they have to refrain from violent and provocative acts. And the time has come to replace confrontation and impunity with reconciliation and accountability.

John Kerry

We need to move forward with the deployment of a regional protection force.

Ateny Wek Ateny

We have not rejected it or accepted it. The sovereignty of the people of South Sudan will be decided by the parliament.

Bona Malwal

The adoption of this resolution goes against the basic principle of U.N. peacekeeping operations, which is the consent of the main parties to the conflict, and also goes against the U.N. Charter. Consent of South Sudan to the mandate and operational modalities of the protection force outlined in the resolution would have been important, as it would have given the force all the necessary freedoms to carry out the outlined mandated tasks.

Michael Makuei

If South Sudan is turned into a U.N. protectorate, then this is not the end of the game but the beginning. It will begin with South Sudan, but it will end up with all of us being turned into new colonies.

Ahmed Bilal

We welcome the opposition signing of the roadmap and today the government begins to engage in negotiations with armed rebels over a ceasefire.. .We are optimistic... It's important that a ceasefire is reached to stop the war.

Jibril Bilal - Justice and Equality Movement

We signed yesterday in Addis Ababa after the African intermediary agreed to include our demands in the agreement. The signing of the roadmap is a positive step, but the more complex stage will come with talks revolving around a ceasefire and a political solution.

Farhan Haq - United Nations

Any political appointments need to be consistent with the provisions outlined in the peace agreement.

Farhan Haq - United Nations

We call on all parties to ensure that the ceasefire is maintained and that any divisions within the opposition or between the parties be dealt with peacefully through dialogue.

Fadela Chaib - World Health Organization

We expect a huge humanitarian crisis. Even before the current crisis, the health system in South Sudan was facing a crisis due to near economic collapse.

Barack Obama

It is not possible to know at this time the precise scope or the duration of the deployments of U.S. Armed Forces necessary to support the security of U.S. citizens and property in South Sudan.

Elizabeth Trudeau

It is unacceptable given the conditions in Juba to prevent civilians from freely departing the country.

Elizabeth Trudeau

We continue to press the leaders of South Sudan to end the fighting. We call on all parties to allow civilian freedom of movement and provide unfettered humanitarian access to all people in need. Destruction and damage to humanitarian facilities and violence against aid workers is unacceptable and must stop immediately.

Ofwono Opondo

It's a short-term mission but it can be complicated by new developments. You can expect us to stay" if fighting flared again and more people wanted to leave.

Stephane Dujarric - United Nations

The U.N. mission, as well as other U.N. agencies, funds and programs are preparing for the temporary relocation of non-critical staff from Juba. They would likely be moved to Nairobi, though he did not have any figures.

Hervé Ladsous - United Nations

I would believe that this is only the tip of the iceberg given alarming reports indicating over the last few days many civilians were barred from reaching safer grounds, including the compounds of the United Nations.

Shantal Persaud

We urge an end to these hostilities and hope they (political leaders) will return back to taking up all the action points of the peace agreement.

Kevin Watkins - Save the Children

We're seeing huge reversals of education in countries like Central African Republic, South Sudan, northern Nigeria and displaced populations in Cameroon and elsewhere.

Samantha Power - United Nations

We just need to do it in a very urgent way because, of course as we all know, the population is vulnerable in different parts of the country.

Taban Deng Gai

The problem is not the (rebel) SPLM-IO any more, the delays are on the government side.

James Mwangi

Cost to income ratio went down by 1 percentage point last year and we expect significant improvement this year.

James Mwangi

Now that subsidiaries have broken even and have started enjoying significant growth, we see ourselves returning to a return on asset of 5 percent and a return on equity of 30 percent by the end of this year.

James Mwangi

We don't expect the crisis in South Sudan to be worse than it has been. It has hit rock bottom.

James Mwangi

Non-performing loans will be much lower than where they were last year. We expect to come to our traditional cost of risk of 0.6 percent. It had shot up to 1 percent simply because we needed to provide for the non-performing loans.

James Mwangi

We are almost headed to a stable macroeconomic environment where inflation has started coming down, where exchange rates have stabilised.

Osama bin Laden

I hope, for my brothers, sisters, and maternal aunts, to obey my will and to spend all the money that I have left in Sudan on Jihad, for the sake of Allah.

Jimmy Carter

Irrespective of the violence that experienced damaged out…they have experienced a remarkable reduction in their range of guinea worm instances, about eighty five percent down compared to 2014, and that is the most encouraging thing. So that demonstrates I believe the heroism and the devotion of the individuals who are working in various villages in South Sudan.

Alessandra Vellucci - United Nations

Preliminary estimates indicate that at least 36,000 people have been displaced by the fighting and are seeking shelter in UNMISS (United Nations Mission in South Sudan) POC (Protection of Civilians) sites and many other locations across the city. Most of the affected people are women and children. Access to those in need is limited by the ongoing fighting and insecurity.

Koro Bessho - United Nations

We desperately need attack helicopters and other material to fulfill our mandate to protect civilians. I also urge all countries contributing to UNMISS to stand their ground. Any withdrawals would send precisely the wrong signal, in South Sudan and across the world.

Koro Bessho - United Nations

The Security Council members stressed that attacks against civilians and UN premises and (…) may constitute war crimes. The Security Council expressed readiness to consider enhancing UNMISS to better ensure that UNMISS and the international community can prevent and respond to violence in South Sudan.

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

You will develop and grow and I am with you, but be aware that in Egypt the people live only on the water that comes from this river.

Omar al-Bashir

I said CIA and the Mossad stand behind these organisations. There is no Muslim who would carry out such acts.

Omar Hasan Al-Bashir

We all know that injustices happened here, but from day one we have been working to provide stability for all the people of Darfur.

Mustafa Bag

When the Turkish side deployed forces on the border and some Syrian soldiers came very close, Turkish soldiers immediately fired warning shots into the air, and the Syrians retreated.

Luis Moreno Ocampo - International Criminal Court

Our justice effort should contribute to the protection and to the prevention of further crimes. We need more information on groups that continue to attack them or impede their access to monetary assistance.

Maha Barada

Doha has been exerting big efforts to achieve a final and comprehensive peace agreement in Darfur. With a coming conference to be held next month, hopes are renewed for progress in negotiations between all parties.

Jose Manuel Barroso - European Commission

We've made our worries very clear to President Bashir, and told him we expect him to cooperate with the United Nations. Sudan has agreed to cooperate in principle, but in reality that takes time, and delays are not acceptable to us.

Salih Mahmoud Osman

The victims feel disappointed. They are waiting to hear from you, from the people of Europe. Your leaders have been talking tough about the policies of the Sudanese government in Darfur, but so far we have not seen any concrete steps to address the situation in a strong and targeted manner.

James Wani Igga

Dr. Riek has put obstacles to this genuine call by issuing preconditions that the ceasefire cannot be reached unless a negotiation is conducted.

Amna Guellali - Human Rights Watch

Naturally, we must be cautious with Ennahda and all parties, that they practice what they preach, and that coalitions in the assembly are in line with the protection of human and individual rights.

Condoleezza Rice

We can no longer afford a situation in Darfur in which agreements are made and then not kept. And so the US will continue to argue that there must by consequences for Sudan if it does not live up to the obligations it has taken.

Luis Moreno Ocampo - International Criminal Court

If the judges confirm my position, we are dealing with a genocide. Is it easy to stop? No. Do we need to stop it? Yes. Do we have to stop it? Yes. The international community failed in the past, failed to stop Rwanda's genocide, failed to stop the Balkans' crimes, so this time the new thing is there is a court, an independent court, during the crimes who is saying this is a genocide.

Bernard Kouchner

It is a decision of the international criminal court and President al-Bashir must respect it. We don't have a grudge against him. He must deal with the decisions which have been put to him.

Salih Mahmoud Osman

Humanitarian organisations and governments are always providing humanitarian assistance to the victims in the camps, but we do expect that the European Union can address the protection of civilians in a more satisfactory way. Again, we would like the EU to contribute to the process of peace.

John Ukec Lueth Ukec

The indictment of the President al-Bashir has sent the wrong message to the rebels and their movements, thereby jeopardising ongoing peace initiatives and previous peace agreements.

Meini Nicolai

We are an independent humanitarian organisation. We have the feeling that it is linked with the ICC court, calling on Bashir, which we are completely independent of. We have not given any information to it. We think it is a non-respect of an independent humanitarian organisation to be linked to political issues and we are outraged to be expelled from Sudan today.

Daniel Serifo

I believe his family in Africa today is devastated. He was a guy who worked to provide for his family. We want justice.

Salva Kiir

I want to assure you that I and my party, the party I'm leading, and the army that I am leading will implement this agreement without any fail.

Yasser Arman

This law is violating the rights of women, Muslims and Christians, and it is an unconstitutional law.

Gerard Araud

You have a political crisis and you have a powder keg, which is the ethnic question. So the political crisis could lead to a general political civil war if we don't solve very quickly the political crisis through dialogue.

Ban Ki-moon - United Nations

I reiterate the calls for maximum restraint for all communities in South Sudan. There is no military solution to this conflict. This is a political crisis which requires a peaceful, political solution.

Omar Hasan Al-Bashir

We confirm our full commitment to this signature and its implementation as a base for a new era in Darfur.

Said Djinnit

The financial support remains precarious. There have been commitments, but the commitments are not enough for the African Union to sustain its mission till the end of December.

Jan Eliasson - United Nations

I'll tell you how deeply concerned the Secretary General and I and our colleagues are about the current situation in South Sudan. Our base in Akobo, Jonglei State, was attacked and we have reports that lives are lost.

Jane Holl Lute - United Nations

When allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse are levied against personnel and they are founded we take action and the action that we take is relatively limited because we depend on the sovereign authority of the member-states to follow through consistent with their own military codes of justice and national laws.

James Malwak

They are killing people randomly. They are not differentiating between women and old men and small children. They are just killing people… mass killing.

Dermot Carty

These supplies are needed across all of the affected areas. At the moment our biggest challenge is insecurity. Due to the insecure situation, it's difficult for us to get in and out of the locations, the towns of Malakal, Bentu and Bor.

Alpha Oumar Konaré

During the next three months, the AU forces should be reinforced, while political efforts continue to pursuade Sudan to accept other forces coming in.

Luis Moreno Ocampo - International Criminal Court

If the government of Sudan does not execute the warrant of arrest, the UN Security Council will need to ensure compliance. Sudan cannot be against the Security Council, cannot be against the International Criminal Court, but in the meantime, in any case, as soon as Omar al-Bashir travels in international air space his plane could be intercepted and then he could be arrested.

Ibrahim Dabbashi

We are optimistic. We think things are moving. So why should we do something which undermines these efforts.

Samantha Power - United Nations

To immediately address the dire situation, the Secretary General has requested the security Council to authorise an additional 5,000 peacekeepers for UNMISS (United Nations Mission in South Sudan) and the United States is one of many council members, in fact all council members, that fully supports this proposal – to ensure that the mission has the assets and resources that it needs to fulfil its mandate.

Ahmed Bilal Osman

We will take all the regular diplomatic procedures to clarify that and to approach the UN Security Council, but at the same time we reserve the right to respond in the place and the time we choose.

Hilde Johnson - United Nations

We have seen terrible acts of violence in the past two weeks, there has been killings and brutality, grave human rights violations and atrocities committed. The country is at a crossroads, it's at a fork in the road but it can still be saved from further, major escalations of violence. It is up to the leaders of this country and the two parties.

Marie Harf

We are in communication with the Sudanese Foreign Ministry to ensure that she and her family will be free to travel as quickly as possible.

Toby Lanzer

The thing that we need most is that we need the people who are causing all of this to get everybody under control. There was a lot of looting, a lot of gunshots, a lot of dead bodies and very, very out of control youth. Heavily armed and that needs to be brought under control.

Michael Makuei

There is no way we will release anybody who is accused of a coup d'etat.

Ban Ki-moon - United Nations

Let me be absolutely clear. The world is watching all sides in South Sudan. Attacks on civilians and the UN peacekeepers deployed to protect them must cease immediately. The United Nations will investigate reports of grave human rights violations and crimes against humanity. Those responsible at the senior level will be held personally accountable and face the consequences.

Eduardo Munoz

We do not understand what is happening. We try to, but when we see our son on TV in those conditions, it's horrible.

Condoleezza Rice

The US will continue to argue that there must be consequences for Sudan if it does not live up to obligations it has undertaken.

Simon Sang

The whole port has been paralysed, the whole port will not actually, no work will go on, until the first one thousand letters are seen here.

Gill Lusk

The uniting ideology has been 'anti-Northernism'. This is already turning into 'Southernism' but a more political base than nationalism will be needed to develop the society and build democracy.

Roger Middleton

In the event of a disputed poll then the chances of serious violence are greatly increased.

Roger Middleton

The loss of the SPLM as a large national opposition force will leave Bashir's NCP in a very commanding position and the removal of the southern 'problem' will bring the disaffection in Darfur and the East into sharper focus.

Gill Lusk

Hundreds of thousands of people are now returning from other parts of Sudan or abroad and will need water and accommodation and perhaps land. If we remember how Australia is struggling to cope with its current flood disaster, we can imagine what a huge task this is for a country with little infrastructure and a shortage of qualified and/or experienced people.

Gill Lusk

The Government of Southern Sudan (GOSS) has had to build a fall back system, which as a military organisation of long standing, it knows well how to do.

Gill Lusk

This is a country battered by half a century of war, with no tarmac roads outside towns (and not many in them) and a largely subsistence economy, whose people have been widely displaced.

Jennifer Cooke

Southern Sudan is really building a new state from scratch – very little capacity within the government, some very smart people at the top levels – but in terms of the broader government, very little capacity. And massive development challenges.

Gabriel Changson Chang

The immediate challenges include how to resolve amicably the outstanding issues between North and South in terms of Abyei, in terms of border demarcation, in terms of petroleum arrangements, in terms of currency and banking, in terms of debts and assets, in terms of citizenship.

Susan E. Rice

The current conflict between Sudan and South Sudan is on the verge of becoming a full-scale and sustained war. It poses a clear and present threat to international peace and security.

Eric Holder

This outcome should send a strong message to any institution, any institution anywhere in the world that does business in the United States, that illegal conduct will simply not be tolerated and wherever it is uncovered it will be punished to the fullest extent of the law.

John Kerry

Political differences need to be resolved by peaceful and democratic means, those that have been hard fought for. The government should respect the rule of law and the people of South Sudan should be able to realise their full potential in peace.

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