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US diplomat wants more humanitarian aid to Darfur


<p>The United States has called for more humanitarian aid to the Darfur region, Sudan.</p> <p>Visiting Sudan to assess the security situation in the country, US diplomat Steven Koutsis called for more action in giving aid to the people of Golo in Darfur.</p> <p>Golo is located in the mountainous region of Jebel Marra, west of Sudan. </p> <p>With Sudanese authorities imposing several restrictions on the former rebel held town, humanitarian aid workers often experience difficulties accessing town.</p> <p>The visit of the US diplomat comes as the United Nations seeks to reduce its peacekeeping force in the country and at a time when President Donald Trump </p> <p>lifted the US trade embargo that has been in place for two decades over Sudan.</p> <p>The US says an increased presence of UN and African peacekeeping forces in the area would boost aid delivery efforts.</p> <p>After its lifting of sanctions, Washington is now demanding, among other things, the restoration of security in Darfur so as to help humanitarian aid delivery measures.</p>
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