Bahrain calls for peaceful settlement in Sudan

Social Development Minister Osama bin Ahmed Khalaf Al Asfoor expressed Bahrain’s solidarity with Sudan which is facing a difficult situation.

He reiterated the Kingdom’s call to de-escalate and seek a peaceful settlement between all parties to avoid worsening the humanitarian situation in Sudan.

He voiced Bahrain’s support to international efforts to provide all social and humanitarian aid which would contribute to improving the situation in the country and help end the crisis.

He made the statement as he addressed remotely the extraordinary session of the Council of Arab Ministers of Social Affairs, which was convened by the Arab League General Secretariat to discuss the humanitarian and social conditions in Sudan.

The session focused on the humanitarian and social conditions in Sudan as a result of the armed clashes, which left heavy losses and affected the social and health conditions, particularly the elderly, people with disabilities, and children.

The council decided to assign the General Secretariatto take the necessary measures to mitigate the humanitarian and social effects resulting from the armed clashes, to purchase social and humanitarian support supplies and to work to deliver them to those affected in coordination with the concerned Arab and international bodies.

It also decided to back concerted international efforts between the Arab League and the Sudanese state, to provide health, medicine, food and social care support to civilians in areas of clashes, and to displaced Sudanese in different states.

The council assigned the Technical Secretariat of the Council of Arab Ministers of Social Affairs to present a report on the subject to the 43rd session of the Council of Arab Ministers of Social Affairs

Source: Bahrain News Agency