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On April 15, 2023 clashes between the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and the Sudanese Armed Forces began affecting, not only many parts of Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, but also other areas across the country, including Merowe in the Northern State, as well as Darfur. Many people have sought to flee the country. Since mid-May, around 113,000 people have crossed into Egypt from Sudan, about 5,300 of whom are third-country nationals. What caused the current conflict to start? How has the journey been for those fleeing? What is the situation of the newly arriving Sudanese in Egypt? What are their urgent needs: legal, health, and daily basic needs? Who is assisting on the ground? All of these questions will be the topic of this information session, which will allow time for a Q&A from the audience.

Hosted by the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) and the Department of Sociology, Egyptology, and Anthropology at The American University in Cairo (AUC), in collaboration with the Salam Peace Sudan Initiative.

Opening Remarks: Dr. Ibrahim Awad, CMRS Director

Dr. Amira Ahmed (Assistant Professor and Researcher, The American University in Cairo)
Mr. Ashraf Milad Ruxi (Lawyer, Cairo)
Ms. Elena Habersky (Researcher, The American University in Cairo)
Mr. Hamid Murtada (Researcher and Policy Analyst, Khartoum)

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Olivia Melendez-Lawren
(413) 542-5691
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