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Darfur: International Assistance

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL14903, tabled on 14 April 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the recent violence in Darfur, and (2) any relationship between a reduction in international aid for people in Darfur and the risk of violence and instability in that region.

Answered on

28 April 2021

The UK is deeply concerned by recent violence in Geneina, West Darfur where at least 144 people have been killed and 232 injured since 3 April. More than 300,000 people have been displaced in Darfur due to conflict in 2021. There are many drivers of violence and instability in Darfur but tackling the root causes of conflict is essential if lasting peace and security is to become a reality. We therefore continue to encourage the Government of Sudan to implement swiftly their National Plan for Civilian Protection and the Juba Peace Agreement, particularly provisions relating to security arrangements. The UK remains one of the leading donors to Sudan, including on peace, open societies, humanitarian and economic support.