Sudan Humanitarian Update 3rd Quarter 2011
AFTER THE SECESSION
The secession of South Sudan took place peacefully on 9 July.
Nevertheless, outstanding issues related to the secession continued to fuel tensions in Sudan throughout the 3rd Quarter of 2011. The status of Abyei and border demarcation as well as sharing of oil wealth remained unresolved and contributed to the deterioration of the situation with signifi cant humanitarian consequences. Ongoing fi ghting in South Kordofan between Government forces and forces of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement - North (SPLM-N) spread in September to Blue Nile State where thousands fl ed their homes. Access to these areas by international organizations has been severely restricted by the Government, greatly limiting their ability to assist those in need.
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