Sudan: Armed Conflict

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered at on 2 June 2023.

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Photo of Lord Alton of Liverpool Lord Alton of Liverpool Crossbench

To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 18 May concerning the conflict in Sudan, whether they intend to convene a high level strategic discussion with international partners to address (1) the conflict in Sudan, and (2) the consequences of the increasing number of displaced Sudanese people and refugees.

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

Since this conflict erupted in April, we have pursued all diplomatic avenues to end the violence, de-escalate tensions and secure humanitarian access. The Prime Minister, Foreign Secretary, Defence Secretary and Minister for Development and Africa have been in regular touch with international partners to support efforts to sustain a ceasefire. We are also monitoring and addressing the humanitarian and security impacts of the conflict on Sudan's neighbouring countries. 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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