21.3.2024, 7:45 - 8:45 Hrs, German Bundestag, Berlin
Parliamentary Breakfast: “No peace in sight? – Assessment of the current humanitarian situation in Sudan and South Sudan”

Despite international mediation efforts, there is no end in sight to the conflict in Sudan. Almost 25 million people, a good half of the population, are in need of humanitarian aid, including around 5 million people on the brink of famine and almost 7 million children who are severely malnourished. Since the start of the war in April 2023, almost 8 million people have also been displaced from their homes. Many of them have fled to Egypt, Chad, Ethiopia, South Sudan and the Central African Republic – countries that are already facing immense difficulties. In South Sudan, for example, there are still 2.6 million internally displaced people and the political transition, which is due to end in free and fair elections at the end of this year, is on shaky ground. As a result, not only is the humanitarian situation in Sudan continuing to deteriorate, but the potential for destabilisation of the entire region is also steadily increasing. Nevertheless, the Sudanese crisis and its impact on neighbouring countries remains almost invisible to the global community.

What is the current humanitarian situation and what are the effects of the Sudan war on millions of children, girls and women? What are the consequences of the war in Sudan for neighbouring countries? What possibilities are there for international actors such as Germany to provide support and what (political) development prospects are emerging for Sudan and South Sudan?

These and other questions were the focus of the Parliamentary Breakfast organised by Mrs Kordula Schulz-Asche, Member of the German Bundestag and Chair of the Parliamentary Group on Eastern Africa, in cooperation with the German Africa Foundation and Plan International Germany.

 

Programme

Welcome & Moderation:
Kordula Schulz-Asche MP
, Chairwoman of the Parliamentary Friendship Group for Relations with the States of East Africa

Discussion:
Regine Heß
, Head of Division East Africa, German Federal Foreign Office
Mohamed Kamal, Country Director South Sudan, Plan International

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