17 May 2011

Sudan: Movement of Aid Groups Restricted in South Darfur

press release

Representatives from non-governmental organizations, UNAMID and UN agencies were today informed by the Sudan Government's Humanitarian Aid Commission that the State of South Darfur would be immediately restricting all movement of humanitarian actors beyond a 15-kilometer radius of Nyala. Further, despite falling within the radius, the Kalma Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp has also been restricted. Flights to UNAMID team sites and movements to Otash IDP camp will not be affected.

Ongoing military operations and security threats were cited as the reason for these latest restrictions, according to information the Commission gave to UNAMID.

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