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Sudan contributes significantly to prevent illegal migration to Europe: Ghandour

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Undated picture for East African migrants rescued by the charity group Migrant Offshore Aid Station (Photo MOAS)
July 6, 2017 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan foreign minister Ibrahim Ghandour Thursday said his country contributes largely to prevent illegal migrants from reaching Libya from where they cross to Europe.

Ghandour participated n Thursday in a meeting hosted by the Italian foreign ministry involving African and European officials to discuss ways to protect European Union’s external border and to stop migrants transiting through the troubled Libya.

In a statement released in Khartoum, the foreign ministry said Minister Ghandour briefed the meeting about the efforts exerted by the Sudanese government to combat illegal migration and human trafficking from neighbouring countries.

The minister said that his country has hosted for decades refugees from neighbouring countries. He further presented the experience of the joint Chadian-Sudanese forces saying it contributes to securing the border and preventing the “infiltration of rebels, terrorists, crime and drugs”.

“Sudan seeks to generalise the experience with other neighbouring countries,” he added.

Sudan, which is identified as a source of migrants and a transit country, is cooperating with the EU countries to combat the illegal migration from Sudan and Horn of Africa countries including Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia.

In April 2016, the EU officially allocated Sudan €100 million to improve the living conditions for refugees, help Sudanese returnees to reintegrate back into society, and to improve security at the border.

Also, Sudan benefits from additional funding under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, in particular from a €40 million programme to better manage migration in the region.

The Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano, in his speech, praised the role played by the Sudanese authorities to halt the influx of migrants from Africa. He described Sudan as a “strategic partner” in this process.

Alfano announced that Italy will support Chad, Niger and Sudan with 10 million Euros to better control their borders and prevent migrants from reaching Libya.

According to the UNHCR, there are 2,327 Sudanese who reached Italian shores by boat from Libya during the first five months of this year 2017. Nigeria, Guinea and Cote d’Ivore top the list of illegal migrants with the Bangladeshis who arrive by plane to Libya and then cross to Europe.

In a recent report on migrants, Amnesty International said over 2,000 migrants have died at sea while over 73,380 have reached Italy this year.

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  • 7 July 2017 10:07, by Eastern

    If they ever know how this is done; armed Janjaweed militias are given PKM all purpose machines to clear any moving object in the desert landscape. Any group of suspected migrants are mowed down using the said weapons and buried in unmarked graves. THIS IS HOW SUDAN HAS SIGNIFICANTLY PREVENTED ILLIGAL MIGRATION TO EUROPE. Of course Dr. Ibrahim Ghandour won’t tell you this!!!

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