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30 Jun 1997 description

SUDAN: DROUGHT 30 June 1997
appeal no. 17/96

period covered: 5 April 1997 to 15 June 1997

29 Jun 1997 description

KHARTOUM, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan's First Vice-President Gen. Al-Zubair Mohamed Salih leaves Khartoum for Kinshasa on Sunday to represent his country at Monday's celebrations marking the 37th anniversary of the Democratic Republic of Congo (former Zaire).

29 Jun 1997 description

Yahya el Hassan, PANA Correspondent
KARTOUM, Sudan (PANA)- Sudan's foreign minister Ali Osman Mohammed Taha said here on Sunday he believes the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) has faired well so far and is capable of facing the challenges ahead.

In an interview with PANA in Khartoum, Taha said that the OAU has scored many successes so far and we are quite sure the Organisation is capable of facing the challenges of the next century.

28 Jun 1997 description
report Voice of America

DATE=6/28/97
TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
NUMBER=2-216397
TITLE=SUDAN THREATENS FAMINE (L-ONLY)
BYLINE=SONYA LAURENCE GREEN
DATELINE=NAIROBI
CONTENT=
VOICED AT:

INTRO: THE RED CROSS SAYS NOMADS IN NORTHERN SUDAN ARE ON THE
VERGE OF STARVATION. IN A SEPARATE REPORT, WORLD VISION
INTERNATIONAL ALSO WARNS OF A MOUNTING FAMINE IN THE SOUTH.
SONYA LAURENCE GREEN REPORTS BOTH CRISES ARE MADE WORSE BY A
14-YEAR-OLD CIVIL WAR.

TEXT: AID AGENCIES ARE WARNING OF LOOMING FAMINE IN BOTH NORTH

26 Jun 1997 description

Southern Sudan
Rainfall in southern Sudan was generally above average through the end of May, although some areas have been experiencing a dry spell since late April. Pasture and herd conditions are good, however, and even in the drier

26 Jun 1997 description

Southern Sudan
Rainfall in southern Sudan was generally above average through the end of May, although some areas have been experiencing a dry spell since late April. Pasture and herd conditions are good, however, and even in the drier agropastoral areas there has been sufficient rain for pasture development.

Southern Sudan has a long planting window, and current agricultural activities range from planting main-season crops (which
are harvested in November and December) to harvesting early maturing crops planted in April. Area planted this year has

26 Jun 1997 description

(Excerpt)



Threat of famine


Drought-stricken nomads in north-eastern Sudan are on the verge of famine warns the International Federation. If rain does not fall in the two coming months, survival for many of an estimated 300,000 nomadic farmers in the Red Sea Hills will be in
question.

25 Jun 1997 description

A weekly report on major developments concerning relief operations in southern Sudan

24 Jun 1997 description
report World Vision

reported by Jacob Akol
WVI Africa Region Communications director

Fears are mounting of severe famine in large parts of Southern Sudan this season. Already there are reports of deaths by starvation in the vast province of Bahr el Ghazal, with at least one death at World Vision's project site at Ngabagok in Tonj county.

20 Jun 1997 description

In Sudan, 5,385 Ethiopian refugees have so far returned this year
to Ethiopia under a repatriation program from Sudan. Of the
estimated 25,000 Ethiopian refugees remaining in Sudan 15,000
in camps and the rest in urban areas 8,431 have registered to
repatriate this year. We expect to repatriate another 2,000
Ethiopians before the rains come in the next few weeks. Sudan
hosted more than half of the nearly one million Ethiopian refugees
in the past decade.

18 Jun 1997 description

A weekly report on major developments concerning relief operations in southern Sudan

15 Jun 1997 description
report Africanews
by Nyakwar Aketch

For 10 years, he was the Bishop of Yei Diocese but he could not visit the headquarters of his See due to the civil strife in Southern Sudan. With the fall of the town of Yei to the hands
of the Sudanese Peoples' Liberation Army (SPLA), Monsignor Lodu T. Erkolano was able to return from exile, triumphantly.
The Bishop was in Nairobi last month and was interviewed by our correspondent.

Question: Can you please give a brief account of your academic and professional background?
13 Jun 1997 description

Issued weekly by the United Nations World Food Programme

12 Jun 1997 description
report Voice of America

DATE=6/12/97
TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT
NUMBER=2-215614
TITLE=SUDAN / ERITREA (L)
BYLINE=SCOTT STEARNS
DATELINE=NAIROBI
CONTENT=
VOICED AT:

INTRO: RELATIONS BETWEEN SUDAN AND ERITREA ARE GETTING WORSE,
WITH EACH COUNTRY ACCUSING THE OTHER OF MILITARY AGGRESSION. AS
SCOTT STEARNS REPORTS FROM OUR EAST AFRICA BUREAU, SUDANESE
REBELS HOLD A NUMBER OF TOWNS ALONG THE BORDER.

TEXT: SUDAN SAYS IT IS INTERROGATING MEMBERS OF THE SUDANESE
COMMUNIST PARTY, WHO ITS SAYS WERE PREPARING TO CARRY OUT

12 Jun 1997 description

A weekly report on major developments concerning relief operations in southern Sudan

12 Jun 1997 description
report World Vision

The flight ban imposed by the government of Sudan since the beginning of this month was lifted on 11 June with clearance to most areas in south Sudan. The lift has come at a time when World Vision's (WV) team in Yambio and Tonj are in great need of fuel and food.

12 Jun 1997 description
report UN Children's Fund
Overview :
  • UN Secretary General's Envoy for Humanitarian Affairs starts visit to Sudan.
  • 2,400 displaced households in Juba receive 88 Mts of seed for immediate planting
  • Livestock project: 300,000 cattle vaccinated against rinderpest


Arrival of the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for Humanitarian Affairs