Egypt to host summit of Sudan’s neighbors on July 13


Egypt will host a summit of Sudan’s neighbors on July 13 to discuss ways to end a 12-week conflict between rival Sudanese military factions that has triggered a major humanitarian crisis, the Egyptian presidency said on Sunday.

The summit aims to “develop effective mechanisms” with neighboring states to settle the conflict peacefully, in coordination with other regional or international efforts, the presidency said in a statement.

The fighting that erupted on April 15 in the Sudanese capital Khartoum has driven more than 2.9 million people from their homes, including almost 700,000 who have fled to neighboring countries.

Over 255,000 have crossed into Egypt, according to latest figures from the International Organization for Migration.