Rights commission calls for emergency plan for influx of Sudanese refugees

Apr 29, 2023 | Libyan actors

On 29 April, the National Commission for Human Rights in Libya (NCHRL) issued a statement calling for an integrated emergency plan to deal with the influx of displaced people and refugees from Sudan as the fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF), led by Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), led by Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo (Hemedti), entered its third week. The Commission urged all relevant government bodies and human rights organisations in Libya to establish refugee camps and provide humanitarian and medical assistance to the asylum seekers, saying that Libya would be a ‘primary destination’ for people fleeing the violence and armed clashes in neighbouring Sudan.