UN humanitarian envoy expelled from South Darfur

Authorities in Sudan's western region of Darfur have expelled the head of the United Nation's humanitarian operations, media reported Thursday.

UN humanitarian envoy expelled from South Darfur
Canadian national Wael al-Haj Ibrahim, head of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Nyala, South Darfur, was accused of unspecified rule violations and "had been forced to leave" by provincial authorities, said the organization's spokeswoman Stephanie Bunker, as quoted by BBC news.

The United Nations has deplored the expulsion, while clarifying that Ibrahim has not been ordered to leave the country by the government in Khartoum, "but rather has been forced to leave South Darfur," according to UN deputy spokeswoman Marie Okabe, as quoted by the New York Times.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 08 Kasım 2007, 09:50