UN says Sudan 'expels' senior humanitarian official

The annual permit for Ivo Freijsen, who heads the Sudan office of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, will not be renewed when it expires on June 6, 2016Sudan has “de facto expelled” a senior United Nations humanitarian affairs official after refusing to renew his “stay permit” for another year, a UN statement said on Sunday. The foreign ministry informed the UN in Sudan that the annual permit for Ivo Freijsen, who heads the Sudan office of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), will not be renewed when it expires on June 6, the statement said. Freijsen, who is Dutch, is the fourth senior UN official to be expelled from Sudan over the past two years, the statement said.

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