Sudan: "No More Aid"

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Mar 18, 2009, 2:45:02 PM3/18/09
to Mennonite Poverty Forum
Reuters—Sudan wants foreign groups to stop distributing aid
"Sudan’s president said on Monday he wanted foreign aid groups to stop
distributing aid in Sudan within a year, stepping up his defiance of
an international war crimes warrant against him. In an emotional
speech to thousands of soldiers and police, President Omar Hassan al-
Bashir said he had ordered his Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs to
hand over the distribution of all relief to Sudanese groups — a move
that could freeze the work of more than 70 foreign organizations still
working in Darfur and other areas."

This, on top of kicking 12 community development organizations out of
Darfur. Do you think Sudan is taking responsibility for their own
problems, or trying to hid the oppression they are causing? Is this
action of refusing aid for it's citizens an act of oppression itself?

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