Sudan urges UN to provide funds to 2 million refugees
KHARTOUM, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- Sudan government on Monday urged the United Nations (UN) to provide funds to help around 2 million refugees on its territories, Sudan tribune reported. Sudan's Minister of International Cooperation, Idris Suleiman,
KHARTOUM, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) — Sudan government on Monday urged the United Nations (UN) to provide funds to help around 2 million refugees on its territories, Sudan tribune reported.
Sudan’s Minister of International Cooperation, Idris Suleiman, made the pledge when meeting the representative of the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Sudan, Noriko Yoshida.
The Sudanese minister stressed the importance of “provision of necessary budget from the international community to meet requirements of refugees in Sudan.”
He also reiterated the importance of training refugees, improving their camps’ environment and providing them with integrated services “as they impose additional pressure on available resources.”
The minister urged the international community to provide necessary assistance to Sudan which hosts a great number of refugees, grant these refugees shelter and avail them freedom of movement and interaction with the Sudanese society, namely the South Sudanese refugees.
Noriko Yoshida, for her part, reiterated the importance of listing and registering the refugees in Sudan, the report said.
According to statistics of Sudan’s Commission of Refugees, Sudan is hosting around 2 million refugees from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Chad, Somalia, Central Africa Republic, South Sudan, Yemen and Syria.