Khartoum permits humanitarian organizations to arrive in Darfour
Sudan, Politics, 5/21/2004
The Sudanese foreign minister Mustafa Othman Ismael announced that his country permitted workers in humanitarian organizations to head for Darfour ( west Sudan).
In a press conference he held in Khartoum, Ismael said that workers in the humanitarian field wishing to go to Darfour can get entry visas directly from the Sudanese diplomatic missions abroad within 48 hours from the date of applying and this visa is to be valid for three months.
He said that the government also decided to abrogate the travel license which used to be necessary before heading for Darfour for three months and only to confine to entry visas, with notifying the human affairs ministry with the name of the person concerned and the program of the visit, noting that all these measures will be implemented as from next Monday.
Ismael indicated that this measure includes persons working in the UN, the ICRC and non- governmental organizations. Before this matter required getting a special permission from Khartoum in order to head for Darfour which is threatened by a critical humanitarian crisis.
In the same context, a joint statement was issued by the Sudanese two ministries of the foreign affairs and humanitarian affairs appealing the African federation to deploy observers to cease fire in order to facilitate the access of humanitarian aid to Sudan.
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