We cannot fight racism and dodge missiles at the same time.
The world is disgusted at the sight of the ongoing invasion of Ukraine by the Russian military and we call on the world leaders to urgently intervene for a peaceful resolution of disputes in order to put an end to further loss of innocent lives and properties.
As the day goes by, we see the deaths rising and the devastating effects are visible on the streets of Ukraine with more innocent people paying the price of war.
This is unacceptable.
The events in the last few days have brought untold hardship on the citizens and residents of Ukraine and millions of people are fleeing the country to neighboring countries for refuge and a large number of this population is currently stranded at various borders. Currently, there are several reports of bias and racism at these borders with several Africans being turned back and denied entry into other countries.
This is atrocious! We cannot fight racism and dodge missiles at the same time.
We therefore call on the United Nations, European Union, African Union, regional and other world leaders and well as humanitarian organizations to urgently intervene and bring everyone to safety by ensuring the immediate evacuation of all persons stranded in Ukraine seeking to flee the country as a result of the ongoing invasion by the Russian military.
The world is at a delicate point right now and there is no better time to promote the unity of the human race than this.
We need unity to achieve peace.
Amb. Edoseghe Prince ErhahonLeader – One Africa Forum