Addis Ababa – The National Human Rights Group organized a seminar on “Forced Migration, Refugees and Returnees”, in cooperation with the Economic, Social and Cultural Council of the African Union (ECOSOC), on the sidelines of the 32nd African Summit in Addis Ababa.
The symposium tackled the issue of refugees as a challenge to Africa and the rest of the world, besides the forced migration and returnees and its negative effects on African countries and societies.
Dr. Khalid Al-Lord, Khartoum Migration Center, as well as a number of AU officials, a large number of people interested in immigration and refugee issues from researchers, writers and civil society organizations, and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mustafa Osman Ismail were participated in the symposium.
During the seminar, the Sudanese National Human Rights Group distributed a statement on recent events in Sudan.
The issue of refugees in Africa is one of the biggest issues of concern to African governments and, as they put it, the slogan of their current summit, “Refugees, Returnees and IDPs, towards durable solutions to forced displacement in Africa..