Ahmed Haroun threatens to expel foreign organizations from South Kordofan
The governor of South Kordofan state, Ahmed Haroun, has threatened to expel all foreign aid organizations thought to be operating 'beyond their mandates' in the area.
The governor said any repeats of the scenarios that happened in Darfur, where the government expelled international aid organizations after the ICC issued arrest warrants for senior Khartoum officials, will see organizations facing expulsion with decisive and immediate action taken by the government. Ahmed Haroun is indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur.
Haroun said non-Sudanese organizations must stick to their explicit roles of providing humanitarian relief through national organizations and government offices, with the exception of UN agencies.
The coordination of UN operations must be carried out by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Humanitarian Affairs.