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Sudan: Human Rights

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the government of Sudan on its (a) treatment of refugees and (b) compliance with UNHCR protocols and commitments. (204340)

We monitor refugees in Sudan through the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), who has reported that refugees arriving in Sudan are assessed at one of the recognised refugee camps near Kassala in the border area with Eritrea. Refugees are required to stay in the camps and are not normally granted the right to travel from a designated area. A UNHCR legal team attends any court cases where recognised refugees have been arrested.