UN Condemns Aid Chief's Expulsion

The United Nations has condemned the expulsion of the UN humanitarian co-ordinator in South Sudan, Toby Lanzer. According to sources, Mr. Lanzer, a UK citizen, was given no explanation as to why he had been asked to leave the country. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the government to reverse the decision immediately. Months of fighting have left an estimated 40% of South Sudan's population in need of food aid and more than two million have been displaced. A spokesman for Mr Ban said Mr Lanzer had been "instrumental in addressing the increasing humanitarian needs" of the people. The UN said Lanzer was not in South Sudan on Monday but he planned to return to wrap up final business.