Sudan Expels Charities From Darfur

March 4, 2009

"...They were told their registration in the country was cancelled with immediate effect. The charities expelled include Oxfam, Care International and Action Contre la Faim - all seen as "big hitters". Staff will begin leaving the country today(Thursday). 'We didn't know how the government was going to react,' said a Western diplomatic source. 'This is one of our worst-case scenarios."