In April 2023, an internal conflict broke out in Sudan between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) led by the chairman of the Transitional Council, General Al-Burhan, and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) led by general Hemedti. Following the outbreak of this violent internal conflict, the CGRS suspended the processing of all Sudanese cases.
Today, the Council of Ministers appointed Annick Goeminne as Deputy Commissioner at the CGRS. She will assume her new position on 4 March 2024. She will assist Commissioner General Sophie Vanbalberghe, as the other Deputy Commissioner Christophe Hessels has been doing since the beginning of 2022.