Khartoum - Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) has revealed that the rate of voluntary return in the Darfur states
has so far reached about 89%, expecting return of 200,000 this year.
The Humanitarian Aid Commissioner, Ahmed Mohamed Adam said that Sudan witnessed, during 2017, significant developments in ending the military operations in the states of Darfur and the extension of the cease-fire several times in South Kordofan and the Blue Nile to complete the efforts of the peace process in Sudan, affirming that the humanitarian file has played a major role in lifting the economic sanctions on Sudan, pointing to the issuance of new guidelines for the humanitarian file, which enabled many organizations to move easily throughout the country, stressing that the commission will work to strengthen efforts to establish an electronic system to facilitate the procedures and linking the state commissions with the national one.
Addressing the meeting of the national, Arab and Islamic organizations to support voluntary repatriation efforts in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile regions, Adam said that 44% of UNAMID troops had withdrawn from Darfur in 2017 and handed over their headquarters to the government, and that the government will enter the second stage of withdrawn of UNAMID, pointing to the development of a new multi-year strategy with the United Nations aims at transitioning from emergency to development and reconstruction, stressing that the arms collection campaign in Darfur states has contributed significantly to the prevention of armed conflicts during the half of the second half of the year 2017, besides to a great return from neighboring countries and the displacement camps where the number of those who returned to their villages reached 386 000, proposing to establish a network of voluntary return, referring to efforts with international organizations to contribute in voluntary return.
For his part, Commissioner of Voluntary Return and Reconstruction, Taj Eddin Ibrahim said that about four million were affected by the war in Darfur and that the number of those who resorted to neighboring countries amounted to about 2: 3 million and there are about 46 camps, stressing that the commission has drawn up a plan during this year to achieve peace, affirming that the commission has implemented 374 service projects in Darfur.