Sudan: UN welcomes the extension of the Moratorium on Restrictions facilitating humanitarian assistance

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Khartoum 18 November 2008 - The United Nations in Sudan welcomes the announcement by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Dr Haroun Lual Ron on the extension of the Moratorium facilitating humanitarian aid to Darfur until the 31 January 2010.

This should further enhance the delivery of vital humanitarian assistance for up to 4.7 million conflict affected people as well as enabling humanitarian organizations to operate in Darfur.

On 20 November in Geneva, the United Nations and Partners in consultation with the Government of Sudan will launch the 2009 Workplan requesting some $2.18 billion, almost of which half constitutes relief and early recovery in Darfur.

For more information contact: Orla Clinton, RC/HC Spokesperson, 249 912174454,