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Sudan's Minister of Foreign Affairs: The Coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated poverty

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sudan, Dr. Maryam Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi, stressed the need for states, organizations and individuals to work together to contain the repercussions of the Corona virus on the most affected groups of society, such as women, refugees and displaced persons, pointing to the exacerbation of poverty and the increase in gender-based violence.

This came during the participation of Dr. Maryam Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi, in a meeting of foreign ministers of a number of countries, regarding the repercussions of the Coronavirus pandemic on women and girls, especially with regard to human trafficking.

The meeting was organized by the foreign ministries of Spain and Australia, with the participation of the foreign ministers of many countries, to discuss how to cooperate and partner to develop a strategy to protect women and girls from the negative effects of the repercussions of the Corona pandemic, given that they represent the most affected group.

Al-Mahdi reviewed the efforts of the Government of Sudan to combat human trafficking, especially since Sudan's geographical location makes it more vulnerable to illegal immigration, pointing to the efforts of the National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking.

She expressed the aspiration of the Government of Sudan to cooperate with all institutions and organizations working in this field, especially in training and building the capacity of workers to monitor borders in identifying victims, as well as establishing a coordination mechanism between the countries of the region to combat this phenomenon.