Assistance to refugees in the Sudan: resolution / adopted by the Economic and Social Council
1980/45. Assistance to refugees in the Sudan
The Economic and Social Council,
Recalling its resolution 1980/10 of 28 April 1980, in which it requested the Secretary-General, in co-operation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, to send an interagency mission to the Sudan to assess the needs and the magnitude of assistance required for the financing of the programmes for the relief and settlement of refugees,
Having heard the statement by the Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Questions and Co-ordinator of Special Economic Assistance Programmes on the interagency mission to the Sudan,1
Having received the request of the Government of the Sudan to make the report of the interagency mission available to the international community as soon as possible,
1. Notes with appreciation the arrangements made by the Secretary-General to send the interagency mission to the Sudan in a very short time;
2. Requests the Secretary-General to ensure that the report of the mission is published without delay and submitted to the General Assembly for consideration at its thirty-fifth session;
3. Calls upon Member States and the United Nations organizations concerned to render the maximum financial and material assistance to the Government of the Sudan in its efforts to provide shelter, food and other services to the growing number of refugees;
4. Commends the initiative and endeavours of the Government of the Sudan in convening the International Conference on Refugees in the Sudan at Khartoum from 20 to 22 June 1980, in order to draw the attention of the international community to the plight of the 441,000 refugees in the Sudan and to the seriousness and complexity of their situation;
5. Decides to review the situation of refugees in the Sudan at its first regular session of 1981.
1 See E/1980/SR.40.