Sudan expels UN aid chief for interfering with domestic affairs

UN's Population Fund officer Pamela DeLargy was expelled for interfering in the country's domestic affairs.

Sudan expels UN aid chief for interfering with domestic affairs

World Bulletin / News Desk

Sudan has expelled the regional head of the UN's Population Fund office, Pamela DeLargy, after accusing her of interfering with state affairs.

Foreign ministry spokesman Abubakr al-Siddiq told news agencies that she was asked to leave as she was not abiding by the country's laws and interfering in the country's domestic affairs in a manner that is inconsistent with her status as a UN official.

However, the spokesman made it clear that the move was not against the UNFPA itself, which is still active in the Darfur region where around 280,000 people have been displaced from fighting.

Siddiq told AFP that Sudan "will be more than happy" to receive a replacement for DeLargy, "and will extend to him or her all the necessary assistance and cooperation within the framework of our national laws and agreements that govern relations between the Sudan and UN agencies."

Sudan similarly suspended the activities of the International Committee of the Red Cross in February for violating guidelines in the country. 

Last Mod: 09 Nisan 2014, 15:26
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