Middle East

Red Cross says ordered to suspend Sudan work

Deborah Awui shows a bullet wound that she suffered during crossfire in her homestead in Leodar district in Bor, South Sudan, January 27, 2014. REUTERS/George Philipas

KHARTOUM: Sudanese authorities have ordered the Red Cross to suspend its activities, the organisation said Saturday, in the latest restriction to be placed on foreign aid workers in the country.

"We have received an official letter from the HAC (Humanitarian Aid Commission) informing us to suspend our activities with effect from today, 1st of February," Rafiullah Qureshi, spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Sudan, told AFP.

"Our activities are suspended."





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