Sudan Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 7-13 May 2012
• On 7 May, a Presidential decree announced a state of emergency in an additional three localities in South Kordofan, Al Salam, Al Dibab and Heiban.
• In South Kordofan, the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) reports the return of some 12,000 displaced people from El Leri back to Talodi town. WFP has so far distributed 200 metric tonnes of food in South Kordofan, out of a total of 520 metric tonnes that it plans to distribute in May, to some 31,000 people in eight locations.
• The Khartoum to Juba airlift operation of returnees stranded at the Kosti way-station, organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), is underway.
• In Khartoum State, there have been more reports of alleged abductions of people of South Sudanese origin by Nuer (South Sudanese) militia groups.
• In Abyei, the South Sudan Police Services (SSPS) completed its withdrawal from the Abyei area to Warrap State in South Sudan.
• In South Darfur, there was reportedly heavy fighting when the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) and Sudan Liberation Army – Minni Minawi (SLA-MM) forces attacked a Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) base in Gereida town, Gereida hosts the largest camp for displaced people in South Darfur, with some 130,000 people. No displacement from the town was reported as a result of the fighting. In West Darfur, the World Food Programme has reduced its May food distributions due to logistical problems.
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