The UN comes to no agreement on the Sudan crisis
The United Nations have failed to come to an agreement today to respond to the crisis in Sudan, when the government expelled 13 aid organizations working in the area. This came as a response to the International Criminal Court issuing an arrest warrant for the president Omar al-Bashir.
France put pressure on the UN today but they couldn't come to an agreement, but attempts to urge the council to act have also been blocked by Libya and China, who are allies of the Sudan.
Bashir ordered the aid agencies to leave the country yesterday, but Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary-general has said that if the agencies to leave the damage would be irreversable. One of the camps is in trouble of running out of water by next week with no aid. Obama has invited Ban Ki-moon to the White House to discuss the situation next week.
The Sudanese government accused the aid agencies of co-operating with the ICC and giving false testimony against them.
"We have a full dossier of information against those organisations,'' Abdalmahmood Abdalhaleem Mohamed, the Sudanese ambassador to the UN, said.
"They are messing up everything as far as stability and security of Darfur is concerned [and] abusing the hospitality of the Sudanese people.''
The aid agencies have denied the accusations.
It is still up for debate whether ordering the aid agencies to leave is a crime against humanity or a war crime.
To knowingly and deliberately deprive such a huge group of civilians of means to survive is a deplorable act,'' said Rupert Colville, spokesman for Navi Pillay, the UN human rights chief.