We receive reports now on a daily basis from our own people on the ground in Darfur on widespread atrocities and grave violations of human rights against the civilian population.
We are also assisting the refugees who have fled across the border to Chad. As many of them have been subject to attacks by militia crossing from Sudan, UNHCR is mounting a major logistical operation to establish camps and transfer refugees away from the border zone.
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|Birth:||12th September, 1957|
|Profession:||Diplomat, Political Scientist, Politician, Professor|
Jan Egeland was born in Stavanger, Norway. He is a Norwegian diplomat, political scientist, humanitarian leader and former labour party politician. He served as State Secretary in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1990 to 1997 and as United Nations Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator from 2003 to 2006. He has also served as Chair of Amnesty International Norway. Since 2013 he is Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council, and he also holds a post as Professor II at the University of Stavanger. He holds a mag.art. (PhD) in Political Science from the University of Oslo.
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