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.
The Ukrainian border authorities have denied these allegations.
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