Sudan: Drugs

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 7th October 2019.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Transitional Military Council, or relevant governing body, in Sudan about the availability of basic drug supplies in South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

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An error has been identified in the written answer given on 09 September 2019.

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Our Embassy in Khartoum closely monitors the concerning humanitarian situation across Sudan, and specifically in the conflict-affected States. An estimated 8.5m in Sudan are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance, with 6.3m categorised as crisis level food insecure. Specifically, 778,000 people in South Kordofan and 162,000 in Blue Nile are categorised as being crisis level food insecure. On 25 August, our Ambassador in Khartoum directly discussed the food security and humanitarian situation with Prime Minister Hamdok and with Mohamed Hasan Al-Ta'yushi, a civilian member of the Sovereign Council, which has succeeded the Transitional Military Council. He also raised the issue of ensuring full humanitarian access to all parts of Sudan with both the Prime Minister and Al-Ta'yushi. The UK is one of the largest humanitarian donors in Sudan delivering life-saving aid to those affected by conflict and natural disasters. We will work with the new Government of Sudan, when appointed, and international partners to address the humanitarian needs of those affected by years of conflict, political marginalisation and economic neglect across Sudan, especially in the conflict-affected States including South Kordofan and Blue Nile States. I also reiterated UK support to the new Prime Minister in the margins of UNGA High Level Week.

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It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.

Our Embassy in Khartoum closely monitors the concerning humanitarian situation across Sudan, and specifically in the conflict-affected States. An estimated 8.5m in Sudan are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance, with 6.3m categorised as crisis level food insecure. Specifically, 778,000 people in South Kordofan and 162,000 in Blue Nile are categorised as being crisis level food insecure. On 25 August, our Ambassador in Khartoum directly discussed the food security and humanitarian situation with Prime Minister Hamdok and with Mohamed Hasan Al-Ta'yushi, a civilian member of the Sovereign Council, which has succeeded the Transitional Military Council. He also raised the issue of ensuring full humanitarian access to all parts of Sudan with both the Prime Minister and Al-Ta'yushi. The UK is one of the largest humanitarian donors in Sudan delivering life-saving aid to those affected by conflict and natural disasters. We will work with the new Government of Sudan, when appointed, and international partners to address the humanitarian needs of those affected by years of conflict, political marginalisation and economic neglect across Sudan, especially in the conflict-affected States including South Kordofan and Blue Nile States. I also reiterated UK support to the new Prime Minister in the margins of UNGA High Level Week.

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