Sudan - Expulsion of head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (May 23, 2016)

France is concerned by the announced expulsion of the head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Sudan. This is the fourth expulsion of a UN high official from that country in two years.

These expulsions jeopardize the UN’s work in Sudan, and particularly its humanitarian efforts on the ground.

France reiterates its support for the UN’s work in Sudan and the United Nations-African Union joint mission in Darfur. It calls on the Sudanese authorities to cooperate with them fully.