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OLS CONTINUES ASSISTANCE TO THE FLOOD-STRICKEN POCHALLA AREA...OLS agencies have continued work this week in bringing relief to an estimated 15,000-18,000 people affected by flooding in the Pochalla area. On 13-14 August, WFP delivered some 83 metric tonnes of food aid in five rotations of the C-130 Hercules aircraft. On 15 August, a UNICEF Buffalo aircraft delivered more than 8 metric tonnes of UNICEF and Medecins sans Frontieres supplied emergency relief items such as blankets, water bladders, medicines, primary health care kits, and oral rehydration salts.
Ref: DHAGVA - 96/0286
APPEAL FOR ASSISTANCE
1. GOVT OF SUDAN HAS ISSUED APPEAL FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE, FOLLOWING FLOODS IN CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SUDAN.
Britain is to provide food aid worth =A31.75m to Sudan, Baroness Chalker, Minister for Overseas Development, announced today.
The pledge will provide more than 7,000 tonnes of food for nearly 800,000 people in Darfur and Kordofan who are facing severe shortages. This follows a delay in the rains this year which has led to drought and a high risk of crop failure. The food aid will be distributed through Save the Children Fund and CARE.
Announcing the latest pledge Lady Chalker said:
"The food situation in north west Sudan is becoming critical.
This report includes: A) Burundi, Rwanda, Zaire and Tanzania B) Sudan C) Liberia and Sierra Leone D) Commonwealth of Independent States E) Former Yugoslavia. Due to a national holiday in Italy, no information after 14 August is included.
SC/6258/Rev.1* 3690th Meeting (PM) 16 August 1996
SECURITY COUNCIL TO IMPOSE AIRCRAFT SANCTIONS ON SUDAN IN 90 DAYS IF COUNTRY FAILS TO COMPLY WITH EXTRADITION DEMANDS
By Vote of 13-0-2, Council Adopts Resolution 1070 (1996), Calling on Sudan to Comply with Earlier Resolutions or Face Action
KHARTOUM, Sudan (PANA) - Floods have destroyed some 326 houses and left thousands homeless in Sudan's Kitaina province, some 60 kms south of Khartoum, following two days of heavy rain at the weekend.
DAKAR, Senegal (PANA) - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Tuesday started airdropping urgently needed food rations to an initial 15,000 people severely affected by unprecedented floods in Pochalla, southern Sudan.
Ref: DHAGVA - 96/0274
NAIROBI, Aug 9 (Reuter) - The Sudanese government has given permission to United Nations agencies to send relief flights to the flood-stricken area of Pochalla in southern Sudan, the agencies said on Friday.
Operation Lifeline Sudan (OLS), which coordinates U.N. aid to southern Sudan, said in a statement Khartoum gave permission on Thursday and the first flight would be sent in on Sunday to assess needs.
From Yahya El-HassanPANA Correspondent
Nairobi, 9 August 1996: The Government of Sudan yesterday gave approval for the United Nations Operation Lifeline Sudan (OLS) to undertake relief flights to Pochalla, a flood-stricken area on southern Sudan's eastern border with Ethiopia.
The ICRC and the Uganda Red Cross Society are carrying out the first stage of a new joint relief operation for displaced people in the Koboko area of north-western Uganda. Some 2,500 families are housed in two camps, Benge and South Kochi, after fleeing their homes near the Sudan border earlier this year because of clashes between the West Nile Bank Front and Ugandan government troops.
Please note: the earlier version of this update contained an inaccurate item. The item headed "Reports of outbreaks cause concern" should have been removed, as a medical assessment team in the location reported today that there was no unusual disease. The original information was based on local reports which proved to be unfounded. We sincerrely apologize for this error and regret any inconvenience it may have caused.
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WFP C-130 CONTINUES AIRDROPS...The C-130 Hercules chartered by WFP continued the airdrops of food which began on 22 July. From 24-29 July, some 225 metric tonnes were dropped in Panthou, Thiek Thou, Ajiep and Akobo.
OLS RESUMES C-130 HERCULES FLIGHTS TO SOUTHERN SUDAN.
by Makur Kot Dhuor, APS Correspondent
Nairobi - Early last month, a fierce fight broke out between two rival Sudanese groups at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) camp near the Kenya-Sudan border, resulting in deaths and injuries.