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Government Expels NRC Country Director

December 9, 2016 | No comment

The Norwergian Refugee Council (NRC)  Country Director Victor Moses has been expelled from the country today after being held for 24 hours by the National Security Services.

“The expulsion of our Country Director is a serious setback to our humanitarian work for civilians in dire need of support. The government should prioritize to bring an end to the violence that has displaced more than 3 million of its citizens – one million of whom are now refugees in neighbouring countries. To undermine our relief to vulnerable citizens’ is an affront to the international humanitarian community in South Sudan,” said Jan Egeland, Secretary General of NRC.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has been active in the country since 2004. NRC runs field operations and has mobile teams on standby ready to reach remote areas and the people most in need.

“This may negatively impact the ability for humanitarian organisations at large to operate in South Sudan. The victims of this decision are people in need,” said Egeland.

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a humanitarian organization working in more than 25 countries globally. NRC has been working in South Sudan since 2004.