Sudan: Armed Conflict

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 12 May 2023.

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Photo of Baroness Uddin Baroness Uddin Non-affiliated

To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to reduce the risk of widening regional conflict emanating from the current situation in Sudan.

Photo of Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The FCDO is monitoring the situation in Sudan closely, including the humanitarian and security impacts of the conflict on Sudan's neighbouring countries. The UK is pursuing all diplomatic avenues, including engagement with regional counterparts, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development and the African Union, to end the violence and de-escalate tensions in Sudan, and mitigate the effects of the conflict on the region. On 4 May, the UK Government announced an initial £5 million of life-saving aid to help meet the urgent needs of tens of thousands of refugees and returnees in South Sudan and Chad who have fled the violence in Sudan.

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