Home | News    Friday 18 August 2017

UN refugee chief calls to support Sudan’s humanitarian efforts

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

South Sudanese refugees in White Nile State receive humanitarian assistance on 27 February 2017 (SUNA photo)

August 17, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, called for more international support to Sudan in its humanitarian efforts to shelter South Sudanese refugees fleeing the four-year conflict in South Sudan.

Grandi, the new chief of UN refugee agency, paid his first official visit as High Commissioner to Sudan this week, visited Al-Nimir refugee camp in East Darfur which hosts over 5,000 South Sudanese refugees. He also met with President Omer al-Bashir and foreign minister Ibrahim Ghanour.

“For decades, Sudan has kept its doors open to people fleeing war, hunger and hardship. I saw this myself when I worked there as a UNHCR field officer nearly 30 years ago and this continues today as South Sudanese refugees flee the horrors of war,” Grandi said on Wednesday according to a statement released by the UNHCR on Thursday.

He further said this exceptional generosity needed to be acknowledged and supported. “Sudan’s generosity must be matched with international solidarity and resources. Much more donor support is required - and urgently - so that we can help the hundreds of thousands of refugees in the country and the communities that are hosting them.”

In a meeting with the UNHCR representative for Sudan Noriko Yoshida on Monday 14 August, Sudan’s Minister of International Cooperation Idris Suleiman discussed ways to provide the east African country with the needed funds to cover the requirements of the refugees in Sudan.

Sudan hosts over 416,000 South Sudanese refugees who arrived since 2013, 110,000 Eritrean refugees, and more than 100,000 Syrian refugees. Besides some 500,000 South Sudanese who stayed in Sudan following the separation are also in need of humanitarian assistance according to the UN.

According to the UNHCR, President al-Bashir reassured Grandi "that Sudan will continue providing safety" to the refugees including those who arrive from South Sudan, and other countries.

(ST)

JPEG - 110 kb
South Sudanese refugees in White Nile State receive humanitarian assistance on 27 February 2017 (SUNA photo)
Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Somaliland: How tribalism endangers an African democracy 2017-11-11 06:21:19 By Abdirahman M Dirye From South Sudan, Somaliland, to Ethiopia, ethnic conflicts brew to tear apart these countries and weaken institutions but this time nepotism and clan-loyalty regenerated (...)

Divided rebellion, indifferent government, and politico-military impasse in South Sudan 2017-11-08 02:18:08 By Kuir ë Garang “I need blankets. It is cold at night and I don’t want my children to get sick,” said the 23-year-old Rebecca Barnaba, a mother at Doro camp in Upper Nile State. But who’s (...)

Why is the EU-Khartoum Process so wrong on so many levels 2017-11-06 06:06:37 By Amgad Fareid Eltayeb Since 2014, the European Union (EU) has been pushing its anti-migration agenda through its initiative that came to be known as Khartoum Process. The initiative started (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Reactions to government agencies’ conspiracy against Greater Bor community 2017-10-08 07:54:31 By Manyok Abraham Thuch & Kuch Kuol Deng A monkey business or a donkey business in the government of the republic of South Sudan against the citizens is unacceptable. Therefore, we as youth (...)

Amnesty calls to release Nubian activists detained over protest for cultural rights 2017-09-12 20:47:54 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 12 September 2017 Egypt: Release 24 Nubian activists detained after protest calling for respect of their cultural rights Egyptian authorities should (...)

New group formed to gather Nuer in United States 2017-08-17 14:15:50 DECLARATION FOR THE FORMATION OF NUD TO BRING TOGETHER ALL NUER IN THE U.S.A Press Statement The Nuer Union For Development (NUD) The United State of America The State of Nebraska August 15, (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2017 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.