KHARTOUM, May 17 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on Thursday said it is temporarily suspending its refugee resettlement programme from Sudan in connection to ongoing probe on fraud.
The suspending is in connection with two ongoing investigations launched in February and March by the organization's independent Inspector General's Office, and a separate anti-fraud and integrity support mission is expected to deploy shortly, said the UNHCR in a statement
"At present we are still dealing with allegations, based on reports that have come from refugees. The integrity of the Sudan resettlement programme has to be assured beyond any doubt," said Noriko Yoshida, UNHCR representative for Sudan.
UNHCR encourages anyone with information about suspected fraud or other wrongdoings to contact the Inspector General's Office without delay, the statement said.
Sudan hosts thousands of refugees from neighboring countries such as Ethiopia, Eritrea and South Sudan.