The Interior Minister, Gen. Al-Teraifi Idris Dafalla stressed Sudan commitment to protect and assist the refugees despite the challenges facing the country in the field of refugee’s accommodation.
He demanded the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to increase the financial and technical support to find sustainable solutions for refugees problems and hosting States.
Al-Teraifi addressed the second ministerial meeting of the IGAD’ member states, which held in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa on the declaration and the action plan of Nairobi to find permanent solutions for refugees problems.
During which he praised the partnership between Sudan government and the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in implementing the program of voluntary return.
On the sidelines of ministerial meeting, the minister has met with the Director of the Regional Office of the UNHCR for West Africa, the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes Region, who conveyed the congratulation of the High Commissioner for Refugees for Sudanese people for realizing change and called for arrangement of a meeting between the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and Dr. Hamdok on the sidelines of the coming UN General Assembly in New York.