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UN’s Egeland says Sudan stops him going to Darfur

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 move came amid international pressure on the Sudanese government over unrelenting 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. Full Story

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