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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Ranking Member Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY) issued the following statement on the need for high-level special envoys to Sudan:

“The conflict between Sudanese Armed Forces and Rapid Support Forces has spiraled out of control, leading to hundreds killed, thousands injured, and a massive displacement and humanitarian crisis in East Africa. This new conflict coincides with the 20-year anniversary of the start of the genocide in Darfur, and we have seen worrying reports of the warring parties trying to again mobilize communities in Darfur and elsewhere along ethnic lines. Direct, sustained, high-level leadership from the United States and United Nations is necessary to stop the fighting from dragging the country into a full-blown civil war and state collapse. We call on President Biden and UN Secretary General-Guterres to appoint Special Envoys to urgently bring the warring parties to the negotiating table to end hostilities, and to facilitate the establishment of a civilian government.”