Sudan: EU steps up aid following humanitarian visit.

European Commission
Press Release
Brussels, 2 December 2020

As refugees from Ethiopia cross into Sudan following the recent outbreak of conflict in the Tigray region, Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, is visiting the border areas in Sudan and the capital Khartoum to re-emphasise EU humanitarian support as well as underline the EU's continued commitment to supporting Sudan's political transition. Commissioner Lenarčič will meet Sudanese Prime Minister and head of the civilian-led Transitional Government Abdalla Hamdok, and Mr Mohammed El-Taishi*, Civilian Member of the Sovereign council, as well as representatives of humanitarian organisations. He will also travel to the border area in Eastern Sudan to visit the Hamdayet and the Um Rakuba camps where more than 45,000 refugees have arrived over the past few weeks. On his way to Sudan, the Commissioner also intends to meet with the Ethiopian Minister of Peace, Muferiat Kamil, in Addis Ababa. The EU also approved today a €70 million contribution to the Sudan Family Support...
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