Sudan denies UN statements that al-Burhan agreed to meet Hemedti in Switzerland

An official source in the Presidency of the Sudanese Republic on Thursday refuted the statements of the UN Humanitarian Affairs Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, in which he indicated that the Chairman of the Sovereignty Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, would meet with Had agreed. Commander of the Rapid Support Forces, Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo (Hemedti), in Switzerland with the aim of agreeing to facilitate the delivery of relief to affected people throughout Sudan.

The source told the Sudanese newspaper Al-Ahdath that al-Burhan did not receive any call from Griffiths in this regard, indicating that everything related to relief is supervised by Lieutenant General Ibrahim Jaber.

The United Nations announced on Wednesday that both sides of the conflict in Sudan have agreed to hold a meeting in Switzerland to discuss the issue of humanitarian aid delivery.

Martin Griffiths, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, said he had contacted al-Burhan and Hemedti about organizing a meeting between representatives of the two warring parties in Sudan to discuss aid delivery.

Griffiths confirmed – in statements made during a press conference – that both parties were in agreement on the matter, and expressed his pleasure at the move.

Since April 15, there has been fighting in Sudan between al-Burhan-led military forces and the Hemedati-led Rapid Support Forces, which has so far resulted in thousands of deaths, of which about 10,000 have died in Darfur. Report of United Nations experts.

The United Nations appealed to donor countries to donate for the relief of Sudanese civilians suffering from the burden of war, and called on the international community “not to forget Sudan”.

The organization said there is an urgent need to mobilize $4.1 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of people affected by the war, including displaced people who have fled to neighboring countries.

The United Nations estimates that half of Sudan's population – about 25 million people – is in need of humanitarian assistance and protection. Estimates also indicate that more than 1.5 million people have fled the country to the Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt as a result of the war. Ethiopia and South Sudan.

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