Sudan: Sanctions:Written question - HL1464

Asked on: 07 September 2017
Department for International Development
Sudan: Sanctions
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the humanitarian impact of sanctions on the people of Sudan.
Answered by: Lord Bates
Answered on: 18 September 2017

HMG, through DFID, follows the humanitarian situation closely and provides over 550 thousand vulnerable people in Sudan with humanitarian assistance each year. DFID supports Sudan’s most vulnerable people to meet their basic needs, sustain their livelihoods, and build their resilience to crises.

We welcome the temporary suspension of US bilateral economic sanctions on Sudan, which if lifted permanently will support progress towards inclusive economic development for Sudan’s people. We encourage the Government of Sudan to continue to make the required progress to enable permanent lifting of US sanctions. The UK continues to apply the United Nations’ arms embargo and targeted sanctions in Darfur, as well as the European Union arms embargo on Sudan.

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