African nations at UN Security Council condemn racism at Ukraine border

Foreign students fleeing Ukraine say they face segregation and racism at the border
“Reports that Africans are being subjected to unacceptable unequal treatment would be appallingly racist and violate international law,” op statement from the AU said Monday.

The 54-strong bloc called on countries to “show the same empathy and support to all people fleeing war, regardless of racial identity.”

Kimani added that the Security Council “needs to be able to understand that there are actors who want to amplify this story for cynical reasons that have nothing to do with the welfare and security of Africans.”
He also thanked Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia for allowing visa-free entry to their countries for Kenyan nationals fleeing Ukraine.

Ghana’s Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations, Carolyn Oppong-Ntiri, echoed the sentiment in her remarks, calling for people fleeing Ukraine to be relieved “without discrimination” and provided with humanitarian assistance, “including medical supplies.” consistent with the principles of humanity and neutrality and impartiality.”

The UN ambassador from Gabon called reports of racism “unacceptable”.

“We call for respect for the dignity and fair treatment of all people in difficult circumstances. It is an opportunity for my country to commemorate the African Union’s appeal to respect international law, which calls for equal treatment for all people crossing international borders into conflict zones,” Ambassador Michel Xavier Biang said on Monday.

Foreign students trying to flee Ukraine afterwards Russia has invaded the countrytold CNN that they witnessed racial discrimination at the Ukrainian border.
The fleeing students, made up mostly of Indian and African nationals, accused Ukrainian security forces and border officials of using various forms of Prejudices against foreign students.
The Ukrainian border authorities have denied these allegations. African nations at UN Security Council condemn racism at Ukraine border

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