Sudan Increases Pressure on UN Darfur Mission

November 25, 2014 6:30 PM

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The Sudanese government asked the joint-U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur to shut down its human rights office in the capital, the peacekeepers said Tuesday, increasing pressure on the mission's work in the conflict-torn region.

Last week, Khartoum asked the mission to prepare its plans to leave Darfur, the large western region of Sudan where U.N. reports say the situation has worsened this year, with more than 300,000 people fleeing their homes because of violence.

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