Egypt received over 164K Sudanese since outbreak of crisis: Foreign ministry



Mon, 29 May 2023 - 10:44 GMT


Mon, 29 May 2023 - 10:44 GMT

Egyptian Red Crescent extends support to Sudanese people on the Egyptian-Sudanese border - ERC

Egyptian Red Crescent extends support to Sudanese people on the Egyptian-Sudanese border - ERC

CAIRO – 29 May 2023: Egypt has received more than 164,000 Sudanese people since the outbreak of the crisis in Sudan in mid-April, Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said on Twitter.

Reviewing Egypt’s efforts to support the Sudanese people, Abu Zeid said Egypt has issued thousands of visas to the Sudanese brothers, while women, children and the elderly have been granted access on the spot without visas.

Egypt has also delivered 30 tons of medical supplies to Port Sudan and facilitated delivery of tens of tons of international humanitarian aid.

Also, Egypt has reinforced the crossings on the Egyptian-Sudanese border with additional personnel and equipment.

Meanwhile, Egypt has secured 15 mobile clinics, several fixed clinics and pharmacies in addition to 12 medical convoys, free cellular lines, thousands of hot meals and 13 ambulances stationed at the Egyptian side of the borders.

The country also provided medications to 1,050 patients with chronic diseases, Abu Zeid said.

Moreover, Egypt moved 157 people to intensive care, carried out 120 major surgeries and received 100 dialysis cases. The country also offered free transportation from border crossings and unrestricted access to healthcare, education and basic services.

A humanitarian center was also established by the Egyptian Red Crescent at the border crossings and ensured freedom of movement.

There have been no border closures or refugee camps or movement restrictions or discriminatory measures or forced returns, Abu Zeid added.

Over the past week, Egypt has reaffirmed the necessity for boosting international support to its efforts to support the Sudanese people and other nationals crossing from Sudan to flee the current conflict.

UNHCR signed earlier in May a partnership agreement with the Egyptian Red Crescent (ERC) worth LE 38 million, which aims to provide humanitarian assistance to people crossing the border from Sudan.



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