Sudanese authorities should work to better ensure the safety of peacekeepers and aid workers in Darfur, several ambassadors to the United Nations said a day after a U.N. worker was reportedly abducted in the conflict-torn region.
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A number of envoys to the U.N. Security Council visited Sudan and met with North Darfur Governor Othman Mohammed Yusef Kibir Oct. 8. They expressed concern over the renewed tension between government troops and minority regions in western Darfur, Agence France-Presse reports.
“One of the reasons for the council being in Darfur was to highlight its underlying concern about security, including for aid workers and peacekeepers,” said Lyall Grant, the U.K. ambassador to the U.N., after the meeting with Kibir.