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Sudan: Refugees

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the treatment of refugees in Sudan, with particular reference to those from Eritrea. (204339)

Our officials in Khartoum monitor the status of refugees in Sudan through the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to whom we give strong support. As a result of UNHCR’s lobbying, the Government of Sudan has set up a committee to revise domestic legislation on asylum.