The African nations of the UN Security Council condemn racism on the Ukrainian border

Foreign students flying to Ukraine say they face segregation, racism at the border
“Reports that Africans have been singled out for unacceptable dissimilar treatment would be foolishly racist and violate international law,” a statements the AU said Monday.

The 54-member bloc urged countries to “show the same empathy and support for all fleeing people despite their racial identity.”

Kimani added that the Security Council must “be able to understand that there are actors who want to exaggerate this story for cynical reasons that have nothing to do with the welfare and safety of Africans”.
He also thanked Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia for allowing Kenyan citizens fleeing Ukraine to enter their countries without a visa.

Ghana Deputy Ambassador to the UN Carolyn Oppong-Ntiri echoed the sentiment in her remarks, calling for people fleeing Ukraine to be facilitated “without discrimination” and to provide them with humanitarian assistance, “including medical care in line with the principles of humanity, neutrality and impartiality “.

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

“We demand respect for the dignity and fair treatment of all people in dire circumstances. It is an opportunity for my country to recall the African Union’s call for respect for international law which requires equal treatment for all persons who they cross international borders in conflict areas, “Ambassador Michel Xavier Biang said Monday.

Foreign students attempting to flee Ukraine later Russia has invaded the countryhe told CNN that he suffered racial discrimination on the Ukrainian border.
The fleeing students, composed mainly of Indian and African citizens, accused Ukrainian security forces and border officials of displaying various forms of prejudice towards foreign students.
Ukrainian border authorities have denied these allegations.

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