Sudan – Darfur – Attacks against the United Nations/African Union Mission in Darfur (January 6, 2015)

France condemns the attacks targeted against the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) on January 6.

We reiterate our support for UNAMID and reaffirm that peacekeepers are authorized to use force when acting in self-defense and in order to implement their mandate to protect civilians. More than 500,000 people fled the fighting in Sudan in 2014.

We call on the Sudanese authorities to prosecute those responsible for these attacks and to fully cooperate with UNAMID in its efforts to implement its mandate.