Sudan Removes All Restrictions On Aid Organisations

Khartoum — Sudan has called upon international humanitarian aid organisations, including those expelled during the deposed Al Bashir regime, to return and carry out their humanitarian operations without restrictions.

In a press statement on Friday, the Sudan Humanitarian Aid Commissioner, Abbas Fadlallah confirmed that the commission issued a decision that "Sudan has opened the door wide for the return of all international humanitarian organisations that were expelled during the era of the former regime". He pledged to remove all restrictions that may hinder the movements of the organisations.

Abbas confirmed that that all the expelled NGOs have permission to operate in all regions of Sudan, including areas under the control of rebel movements.

He pointed out that "NGOs are the right hand of the government in providing services and filling the gaps in humanitarian aids and other services".

Abbas said that some of the organisations that were expelled by the deposed regime have returned and registered again. "We feel sorry for the way the former regime treated these NGOs," he said.

He praised MSF (doctors without borders) and its fundamental role in providing services to the South Sudanese refugees and in the host community in the White Nile state. For instance, the opening of the hospital at the El Kashafa Refugee Camp in El Salam locality will contribute to the health sector and provides service to large numbers of refugees and the host communities.

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: Radio Dabanga

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.