Call for an independent international investigation into the use of chemical weapons and other serious violations of international humanitarian law in Darfur

The undersigned organisations wish to kindly draw your attention to the allegations of the use, by the government of Sudan, of chemical weapons against civilians in the Jebel Marra area of Darfur, Sudan. Noting the restrictions on access to the Jebel Marra area and much of Darfur imposed by the Sudanese government, we urge you to call for the Government of Sudan to grant immediate access to the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), human rights and humanitarian organisations and journalists to verify these allegations and deliver humanitarian assistance.