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Press Release No: UNIS/SG/2631
Release Date: 16 August 2000
United Nations to Resume all Humanitarian Relief Flights 
Throughout Sudan, Secretary-General Announces

NEW YORK, 15 August (UN Headquarters) -- The following statement was issued today by the Office of the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

The Secretary-General is pleased to announce that tomorrow, 16 August, the United Nations will resume all humanitarian relief flights throughout the Sudan.  He welcomes the assurances that he received from the President of the Sudan that all measures are being taken to ensure the safety of Operation Lifeline Sudan relief personnel and aircraft.

The Secretary-General trusts that the Government of the Sudan and other parties to the conflict will continue to honour fully their commitment to ensure the safety and security of relief workers and also the vulnerable populations whose urgent needs United Nations humanitarian personnel are trying to address throughout the country.

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