KHARTOUM – Arab League special envoy for humanitarian affairs, Hassa bint Khalifa Al Thani, vowed to improve heath situation in Darfur as she admitted the deterioration of health services and a lack of medicines in the troubled region.
Hassa was speaking in a press conference held in Khartoum on Thursday at the end of visit to Sudan where she inspected the situation in North Darfur and South Kordofan and to indentify humanitarian needs there.
The Qatari princess told reporters she noted the lack of heath dispensaries in some areas adding also that the existing centers suffer from lack of doctors and urged for a swift action to remediate the situation. She also called to include such heath needs in the long-term plans
She reaffirmed the Arab League’s determination to build infrastructure projects in the western Sudan and added they are seeking to establish a joint mechanism to coordinate the activities of humanitarian groups working in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile.
She further underlined the need to revive the different recovery and development projects the Arab countries agreed to implement in Darfur.
For his part, the head of the Arab league office in Khartoum, the Egyptian diplomat Salah Halima told reporters that the visiting special envoy held consultation meetings with Sudanese officials to assess humanitarian and development needs and future projects alike.
He affirmed that the AL is endeavouring to write off Sudan debts and lifting the economical sanction imposed against Sudan.
He affirmed that the AL is following the National Dialogue process with support to make it internally by Sudanese.
He revealed indirect contacts between the AL and the armed movements to join the peace process