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Humanitarian Access In Darfur Necessary To Ease U.S. Sanctions Against Sudan, USAID Head Green Says During Visit To Displaced Persons Camp

Agence France-Presse: U.S. ‘closely’ monitoring Sudan over embargo: aid chief
“U.S. aid chief Mark Green said Monday Washington was monitoring Sudan’s progress on conditions for a permanent lifting of sanctions, as he visited a camp for the displaced in Darfur. The head of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is the first high-ranking official from President Donald Trump’s administration to visit Africa…” (8/28).

Reuters: In war-torn Darfur, new U.S. aid chief stresses need for humanitarian access
“Washington’s top aid official, Mark Green, visiting Sudan’s North Darfur state, stressed on Monday the importance of unfettered humanitarian access as a key demand for easing U.S. sanctions against the government of President Omar al-Bashir…” (Wroughton, 8/29).

Washington Post: USAID Director Green visits Darfur as U.S. considers lifting sanctions on Sudan
“…[Green’s] first overseas trip since becoming administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) coincides with a sanctions review by the Trump administration that could undo measures imposed two decades ago. The White House has set an Oct. 12 deadline for a decision on whether to end sanctions against Sudan put in place initially over its support for international terrorism and then for the violence it used suppressing rebel groups in the five states that make up the Darfur region…” (Morello, 8/28).

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