On Saturday the NGO said Sudanese authorities have reportedly given the Red cross an order to suspend its operations. A spokesman told that they have received an official letter from the humanitarian aid commission informing them to suspend their activities with effect from today. The commission also cited professional issues. The ICRC’s 700 local and international staff will remain in their offices until further notice. The areas are still affected by lack of aid. The humanitarian Aid Commission has been known to previously expel NGOs from Sudan. The authorities said in recent times that they wish for international cooperation on aid matters.