Egypt: We received 310,000 Sudanese since April

Egypt has revealed that it has received 310,000 displaced Sudanese people since April, following the outbreak of clashes between the army and the Rapid Support Forces. Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry shared this information during a meeting on “Supporting Humanitarian Response in Sudan and the Region” held on the sidelines of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Egypt organized this meeting in cooperation with Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the African Union, the European Union, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

Shoukry emphasized Egypt’s ongoing efforts to assist and empower the Sudanese people to have a decent life in a safe and stable country. He highlighted that Egypt has received 310,000 Sudanese citizens and that it is committed to providing humanitarian, medical, and psychological support to the newcomers and meeting their needs.

The Foreign Minister noted that this number adds to the 5 million Sudanese citizens that Egypt has hosted for decades, providing them with a decent life. He stressed that the burden of the crisis should not fall solely on Sudan’s neighbouring countries and warned of the impact on host communities’ services if the burden continues to increase.

Shoukry underscored the necessity of international efforts to fill existing funding gaps and ensure that countries fulfil their financial.

The conflict in Sudan, which began in mid-April, has resulted in over 3,000 deaths, mainly civilians, and more than 5 million internally and externally displaced people.

Egypt hosted a summit of Sudan’s neighbouring countries in July, calling for an end to the fighting and the start of negotiations. This was followed by Chad hosting the first ministerial meeting of neighbouring countries in August, with Egyptian efforts to resolve the Sudanese crisis.

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