SUDAN WATCH: Sudan: UN refugee chief visits Khartoum and Darfur camps

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Sudan: UN refugee chief visits Khartoum and Darfur camps

UN news service via ReliefWeb reports Antonio Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is in Khartoum and plans to visit some of the camps which now house hundreds of thousands of the more than 6 million refugees and internally displaced people who fled Sudan's civil strife. Excerpt:
Tomorrow he will fly to West Darfur where he will visit a camp for some of the thousands of displaced people in the province, then on Thursday he will travel to two refugee camps in eastern Chad to speak with Government leaders.

He will then head off to southern Sudan to look at preparations for the returning refugees, which include school and hospital rehabilitation and land mine removal, that follow an agreement in January ending a 21-year civil war.
UN refugee chief in Khartoum

Photo Aug 23 - Sudan urges UN to assist repatriations: UN refugee chief in Sudan Antonio Guterres (L) is received by Sudanese President Omar al-Beshir in Khartoum. Sudanese officials urged Guterres to step up efforts for the repatriation of Sudan's millions of refugees and displaced. (AFP/Salah Omar)
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