IN a meeting held today in Port Sudan,Navy Eng. Ibrahim Jaber Ibrahim, a member of the Transitional Sovereignty Council and head of the Joint National Committee for Humanitarian and Health Emergencies, met with Mr. Martin Schuepp, the Director of Operations at the International Committee of the Red Cross. The meeting was also attended by Mr. Pierre Duprie, the head of the Red Cross mission in Sudan.
Dr. Ismat Mustafa Yusuf, the Deputy Minister of Federal Health, expressed in a press statement that the meeting was fruitful, addressing essential health and humanitarian needs, and the provision of medication. He thanked the ongoing efforts of the Red Cross, acknowledging the impact of recent events in the Gezira state on the pharmaceutical stock in the country.
He highlighted the discussion about the role of the Red Cross in assisting in ensuring the flow of pharmaceutical stock from Gezira state to various parts of the country. He emphasized that the Sovereign Council member instructed all relevant entities to collaborate with the Red Cross and work on overcoming obstacles faced by the working team.
Dr. Salah Al-Mubarak Yusuf, the Federal Humanitarian Aid Commissioner, mentioned that the meeting covered overall humanitarian and health situations, in addition to aspects of cooperation and joint coordination between the government and the International Committee of the Red Cross in various humanitarian and health fields.
He stated that the meeting emphasized the necessity of facilitating all procedures for the International Committee of the Red Cross to fulfill its mandated role. Discussions also touched upon the activities and efforts of the Red Cross in the past period and the challenges faced by those working in the health and humanitarian fields. The Director of Operations at the International Committee committed to providing full support and collaboration with international partners in the humanitarian field to support Sudan in this regard.”