Sudan: Norwegian Refugee Council returns to Darfur after eviction
Today NRC finalised the negotiations to regain access to perform humanitarian work in Darfur. For two months NRC has been hindered from distributing food to 50 000 people and co-ordinating the largest camp in Darfur, which shelters approx. 100 000 internally displaced persons.
- The condition for the IDPs in Kalma camp has worsened during the forced suspension of our activities. The rates of murder, rape and random imprisonment has increased. The tense situation has led to a number of demonstrations and riots. We are therefore very glad to be able to resume our activities within a few days. I want to thank the UN including Mr Jan Egeland's efforts, and the International community particularly in Sudan for supporting us in this process, says NRC Secretary General Tomas C. Archer.
- Due to the difficult humanitarian conditions in Darfur, NRC hopes the agreement will help to improve the situation for the internally displaced persons, and that the organization will be allowed to fulfil its role. Resuming the work in Darfur will be a very challenging task, says Archer.
Secretary General: Tomas C. Archer: +47
48 13 78 80
Press officer: Roald Høvring: +47 90 75 74 86