Spokesman for the Municipal Council of Kufra, Abdullah Suleiman, has denied reports that over 70,000 Sudanese refugees have crossed the borders into Libya. However, he warned that more refugees are expected to arrive if the conflict in Sudan continues for more than three months.
Suleiman told the local press that “the situation is so far stable in the southeast of the country, and there are no cases of displacement from Sudan towards Libya.”
“We have contact with a number of international organizations and with some ministries and institutions,” he said. “The emergency committee within the city, which was formed recently, deals with developments in the situation in Sudan, and includes many service, security and civil institutions.”
“The initial plan of the committee is to establish a refugee camp outside the city towards the border with Sudan and equip it with electricity and water, as well as food stores, prepare food baskets, and prepare to receive the displaced if the situation continues in Sudan,” he explained.