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Medical charity MSF partially halts operations in Sudan

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BRUSSELS – Medecins Sans Frontieres, the medical charity said on Thursday in Brussels, that it would partially halt humanitarian operations in Sudan due to obstruction by the authorities.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
Bart Janssens, Operations Director for MSF in Brussels, said its Brussels-based section was pulling out of the Blue Nile, East Darfur and South Darfur states.
He said this has become necessary, because the medical charity officials were being denied access to hundreds of thousands of displaced people through closures of activities, administrative obstacles and blockages.
He said other MSF sections would continue to work in the north-eastern African country, where ethnically based rebellions against the Arab-dominated government in Khartoum have displaced millions of people.
Janssens said”The Sudanese government’s approach to international humanitarian presence in the conflict areas was starkly revealed last week, when a Sudanese air force fighter jet targeted and bombed a hospital run by our MSF colleagues in South Kordofan state”. ( dpa/NAN)

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