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Sudan hosts two million refugees and asylum seekers: Al-Bashir

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Sudan's President Omer al-Bashir speaks in Hara, Ethiopia on 8 december 2016 (ENA Photo)
May 14, 2017 (DOHA) - The Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir Sunday disclosed his country is hosting about two million refugees and asylum seekers saying the first Sudanese law regulating asylum was enacted in 1974.

Al-Bashir, who addressed the opening session of the 17th Doha Forum Sunday, said “Sudan has been committed to international conventions and laws on refugees for half a century and until today”, pointing that a number of neighbouring countries suffer from internal crises.

He praised the Doha Forum efforts to achieve intellectual and scientific solutions to the issues of security and stability in the world, saying the theme of the current session touches on human, moral, political, economic and social issues.

The Doha Forum brings together a large number of experts, academics, politicians, decision-makers, specialists, businessmen and civil society organisations from around the world, to discuss ways to achieve stability, regional and global prosperity, and how to address the challenges hindering stability in the world.

The theme of this 17th session of the forum which is taking place from 14 to 15 May is entitled “Development, Stability and Refugee Crisis”.

According to Qatar News Agency (QNA), al-Bashir said the number of refugees around the globe has reached 250 million people, pointing to the adverse impact of the phenomenon on the stability and development of the refugee-producing and receiving countries.

He stressed that refugees in Sudan “enjoy full rights”, saying his country was the first to introduce a law regulating asylum since 1974 followed by two laws to combat human trafficking in 2014 and 2015.

The Sudanese president described his country’s experience in dealing with refugees as “pioneering”, pointing to the implementation of voluntary repatriation and resettlement programs.

Al-Bashir further pointed to ways to eliminate the phenomena of asylum and illegal migration, demanding the international community to play its humanitarian role in helping refugees and tackling the roots causes of the phenomenon.

WESTERN DIPLOMATS WALK OUT

Meanwhile, three Western diplomats walked out of the opening session of Qatar Forum on Sunday in protest against the participation of Al-Bashir who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC).

The ICC issued two arrest warrants against Bashir in 2009 and 2010 for alleged war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed in Darfur. Al-Bashir is the first sitting head of state charged by the Hague-based court since its inception in 2002.

According to Reuters, the United States, Canada and Australia ambassadors to Doha boycotted the opening session after Al-Bashir’s name appeared on the list of the speakers.

Three European diplomats who attended the event said they walked out before Bashir addressed the forum.

“The Sudanese president is wanted by the ICC so it would not be appropriate to be present for his remarks,” one of the diplomats told Reuters.

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  • 15 May 05:51, by Sunday Junup

    South Sudan is a land with people now!

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  • 15 May 09:04, by Eastern

    ....And most of the DISPLACED PEOPLE ARE FROM....?

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    • 15 May 12:07, by Kuch

      Mr. Eastern, the most displaced people are from own North Sudan. Do you idiot believe in your SUDAN TRIBUNE, the UN and their sleazy NGOs propaganda? Hey chap, tell us, what parts of Central Africa republic (CAR), Eastern Darfur, Southern Darfur and DRC are South Sudanese refugees are? Yes, a few Nuers and Shilluks have ran to Kosti and Gambella region. Some fools from Yei and central Equatoria>>>

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      • 15 May 12:15, by Kuch

        to Uganda and nothing close to 700,000 that the UN, their slerazy NGOs and some of their evils in between often spread out around the media as their begging bowl number. But with your North Sudan, the number of the displaced in Darfur alone is 3 millions. Not even talking about the refugees from Southern Khardupan and Southern Blue Nile. But anyway, all the hungry people in Africa are always>>>

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        • 15 May 12:22, by Kuch

          South Sudanese people. The name of South Sudan and the hungry South Sudanese is very sweet to some hyenas in the UN, NGOs and some of their criminals in between. They just take a few photos, from anywhere in Africa, go and show them on the TVs in the West to spur the sympathy of honest Western citizens to see the deep black skinny Africans dying of hunger and then the innocents Western citizens>>>

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          • 15 May 12:31, by Kuch

            would donate their hard earned money to help their fellows human beings. A donation that would come and be spent by the criminals in the damn UN, NGOs, CIA, MI6 etc in upscale hotels in Nairobi, Kampala, Adis Ababa et al. And the rest of that donated money begged in the name of the South Sudan and the hungry South Sudanese refugees would then be used to help other hungry refugees in Africa and>>>

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            • 15 May 12:41, by Kuch

              the rest of the left-overs of these so-called *humanitarian aid and donations* would be pushed to the hungry South Sudanese refugees. And the cycle continues----another season for begging in the name of South Sudan and the hungry South Sudanese people’s start. I wrote time and time again on this site and other sites that our the US, the UK, the UN, their evil juus, their sleazy NGOs and some of>>>

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              • 15 May 12:46, by Kuch

                their criminals in between have taken our country and our people hostage, and they are using our country and our people as their Geo-political football like their then cold war. Where they did fought the countries like Russia influence in Eastern Congo, Angola, Mozambique, ethiopia, most of Southern Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East, West Africa, Latin America and Asia>>>

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