May 27, 2016 / 8:52 PM / a year ago

U.S., UK and Norway concerned about Sudan's 'de facto expulsion' of U.N. official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States, Britain and Norway issued a joint statement on Friday saying they are deeply concerned by the Sudanese government’s “de facto” expulsion of a U.N. humanitarian official.

A man waits to receive food provided by the United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP) during a visit by a European Union delegation, at an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Azaza, east of Ad Damazin, capital of Blue Nile state, Sudan October 21, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/File Photo

On Sunday, the United Nations said Sudanese authorities had declined to renew a permit for the head of its humanitarian coordination office in Khartoum, Ivo Freijsen, saying he was being effectively expelled from the country.

Reporting by Eric Beech

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