Khartoum-Interior Minister Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid has said that there is a gap in the needs of refugees in Sudan
that is estimated at 70% a matter that necessitates urgent move by the international community to stand beside Sudan to extend support to these refugees, affirming that Sudan is fully living up to its duty towards the refugees.
The Minister said during a meeting with the Representative of UNHCR in Sudan, Noriko Yoshida, that Sudan hosts great numbers of refugees from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan and Syria.
He affirmed concern of the state with the issues of refugees and work for improving the situations at the refugee camps.
Hamid urged the Commission of Refugees and UNHCR to organize a conference for donors to discuss support to the programs of refugees and host communities in Sudan.
Commissioner for Refugees Hamad Al-Gizouli, meanwhile, indicated that the meeting discussed the issues of refugees and ways and means of resolving them as it also tackled some points related to weak response by the international community to the issues and budgets for supporting the refugees.
He indicated that the meeting also touched on the issue of refugees living in towns as these groups need support besides the issue of voluntary return of the Sudanese refugees from Chad and Central Africa Republic and the possibility of rehabilitation of the villages of the returnees.