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Former WFP workers participate in a protest outside the premises of the UN humanitarian and development agency in El-Fasher on 30 January 2017 (ST Photo)
January 30, 2017 (EL-FASHER) - Former Sudanese staff at the World Food Programme (WFP) in North Darfur state has filed a lawsuit against the organization demanding payment of financial dues.

In 2011, WFP laid off 160 security guards contractors working for the organization in El-Fasher, North Darfur capital.

Spokesperson for the former workers, Khalid Mohamed Adam, told Sudan Tribune they are demanding the WFP to pay them for the overtime work, official holidays and layoff compensations according to the contracts.

He pointed that they filed a lawsuit at the Labor Court through the Foreign Ministry, saying the WFP didn’t attend several court sessions.

According to Adam, the last procedural session was held on 25 January, 2016 and was suspended until next April.

He added that they handed over a complaint to the WFP demanding their rights before filing the lawsuit, saying however the latter rejected any amicable solution to the problem.

It is noteworthy that 263 former workers at the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) have protested seven times during 2016 in four Darfur states to demand financial dues owed to them since 2010.

(ST)

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