June 23, 2018

Crackdown by Sudan puts Darfurians at risk

The Sudanese government is preventing aid organizations from delivering food and health services to hundreds of thousands of people in the conflict-ridden Darfur region of the country, according to one of the largest remaining groups there.
 
The crackdown has left displaced populations at risk of disease and malnutrition as the government increases military operations in the area.
 
Catholic Relief Services was forced to suspend its work in West Darfur state after the government told it to leave Jan. 20, the organization’s country director, Darren Hercyk, said in an interview.
 
The group’s international staff was relocated to the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, and its Sudanese employees have not been allowed to deliver services. “Right now, this means that 400,000 people in West Darfur are not receiving food rations,” he said. Read the rest of the article as it appeared.

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