UNHCR FILIPPO GRANDI ARRIVES IN SUDAN

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, has arrived here at the head of UNHCR delegation from Geneva to discuss the refugee situation in Sudan.

The High Commissioner was received by Sudan’s Refugees Commissioner, Hamad Al-Jazuli, and was later accompanied by the Sudanese Minister of State for the Interior, Babakir Degna, on a visit to the state of East Darfur.

Grandi was scheduled to inspect the Al-Nimr Camp in East Darfur, the education, health, food and refugee housing facilities, and hold an extensive meeting with the state government, refugee and community leaders, meet some of the families at the camp and to conclude his visit to East Darfur state with a media conference.

He will hold meetings on Wednesday with the workers of the (UNHCR), Sudan’s interior and foreign ministers, the interior state minister, the refugees commissioner, and then meet with leaders of the security and intelligence services.

Grandi is also expected to call on President Omer al-Bashir, the First Vice President and Prime Minister, General Bakri Hassan Salih, and hold a media conference. He is scheduled to fly back to Geneva Thursday morning.

Source: NAM News Network