War in Sudan: Foreign Ministers of Neighboring Countries Meet in Chad

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On August 7th, 2023, foreign ministers and diplomatic representatives from neighboring countries of Sudan, which have been at war since April 15th, 2023, gathered in Ndjamena. Their purpose was to discuss the current situation in Sudan and how it has impacted each of their respective countries.

A committee made up of foreign ministers and representatives of Sudan’s neighboring countries – Central African Republic, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Libya, South Sudan, and Chad – met in Ndjamena on Monday, August 7th, 2023. Almost four months after the beginning of the Sudanese conflict and despite numerous attempts at mediation hopes for peace still seem as weak.

This meeting follows the summit of heads of state and government held in July 2023 in Cairo. The neighboring countries of Sudan have again called for dialogue between the belligerents and to keep the humanitarian corridors open to assist the populations. They also mentioned the construction of warehouses at the Sudanese borders to facilitate the transport of humanitarian aid and hospitals for medical care.

International partners have been urged to provide financial assistance for specific actions aimed at supporting the direct victims of the current crisis. These partners are also expected to contribute towards filling the gap in the humanitarian response plan, particularly in meeting the essential needs of affected populations. So far, according to the United Nations system, less than 20% of the needs have been funded for Chad.

Soukaina Sghir

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