Monday, April 03, 2006

UN's Egeland says Sudan stops him going to Darfur

By Opheera McDoom

RUMBEK, Sudan, April 3 (Reuters) - The U.N.'s top humanitarian official in Sudan Jan Egeland said the government barred him on Monday from visiting Darfur to prevent him seeing poor conditions there.

The apparent snub comes as Sudan is under international pressure over violence in Darfur that has made aid deliveries impossible in large parts of its vast western region.

"I've been barred from going to south Darfur, west Darfur and also I have been told that I am not welcome in Khartoum," Egeland, U.N. under-secretary for humanitarian affairs, told Reuters during a visit to southern Sudan. For more click here >>>

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