Current Date:

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

IGAD Leaders Convene Special Summit on Somali Refugees and IDPs

Khartoum -  The Events of Inter-governmental Authority for Development (IGAD)on Somali Refugees  have kicked off in the Kenyan

Capital city of Nairobi with participation of the Presidents of , Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia ,  Djibouti , South Sudan along with a number of regional and international organizations.
The summit has discussed finding lasting solutions to the issue of Somali refugees and Sudan is one of the first countries that have extended assistances to the refugees in the spheres of education, relief, education, training and infrastructures while it is one of the hosts of big numbers of refugees.
The ministerial meeting has underscored the need for finding means  for the relief of  refugees in the refuge regions in the recipient countries, along with extending technical assistances form the donors for encountering this phenomenon.
The Leaders of the Intergovernmental Authority for Development have reviewed with their European friends in Nairobi’s summit the question of repatriation and stability of two million Somali refugees and displaced persons in their homeland in the aftermath of the developments that occurred in that country which is ravaged by wars and after the election of the new Somali President and the election of the parliament.
These meetings according to observers comes as a result of efforts  and joint coordination and efforts between IGAD , the High Commission of Refugees  and European Union ,  for tackling the ordeal of those refugees whereby arrangement were made for holding these meetings in Uganda before transforming them to Kenya,
The reasons of IGAD attention to the Somali refugees according to the Refugees Commissioner Hamad Al Jizouli to the appearance of signs of stability in Somalia via electing the President and the parliament a matter that prompted IGAD to hold this summit