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17 Jul 1998 description

This report includes: A) Sudan B) Guinea Bissau C) Angola D) Central and East Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi.

17 Jul 1998 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy leaves for Sudan tomorrow. She will go to Khartoum to meet with Government officials and then visit destinations in the south which are under the control of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM).

17 Jul 1998 description

(US welcomes three-month humanitarian cease-fire) (470)

Washington -- "We welcome the announcement by both the Sudan Peoples' Liberation Movement and the Government of Sudan to a three-month humanitarian cease-fire which will permit relief agencies to operate more freely in Bahr el Ghazal province and other affected areas," State Department Spokesman James P. Rubin said July 17.

"The United States remains deeply concerned about the continuing civil strife in Sudan which has cost more than two million lives over the past 15 years.

17 Jul 1998 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
for Central and Eastern Africa
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129

17 Jul 1998 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
for Central and Eastern Africa
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129

17 Jul 1998 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau pour la Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires / IRIN
pour l'Afrique Centrale et de l'Est
Tel: +254 2 622 147
Fax: +254 2 622 129

17 Jul 1998 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de la coordination des affaires humanitaires
IRIN - Afrique Centrale et de l'Est
Tel: +254 2 622 147
Fax: +254 2 622 129

17 Jul 1998 description


Access Issues
Food Deliveries for the period 1 - 14 July 1998.

16 Jul 1998 description

A unilateral cease-fire announced yesterday by rebels in southern Sudan is a welcome step but does not remove the most serious obstacles to emergency food aid deliveries needed to ease the famine in southern Sudan, the U.S. Committee for Refugees (USCR) warned today.

16 Jul 1998 description
  1. Airdrops ex-El Obeid - (Southern Sector) - A total 17.1 Mt. of food commodities were delivered ex-El Obeid into Nyamlel - Bahr El Ghazal - on 15 July. Cumulative deliveries to date into Southern Sector locations, since the onset of this operation on 6 June 1998, amount to 1,433 Mt.
16 Jul 1998 description

The rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army has declared a unilateral and unconditional ceasefire in southern Sudan to allow aid to reach vast numbers of famine victims.

The United Nations World Food Program, one of several agencies involved in a massive relief effort, estimates that 1.2 million southern Sudanese are at high risk of starvation in areas hit hard by drought and Sudan's 15-year-old civil war.

A spokesman for the SPLA, says the ceasefire will last for three months and he urged the Khartoum government to reciprocate.

The ceasefire is linked to a proposal for road, …

16 Jul 1998 description

The United Nations on Thursday warmly welcomed the announcement of a temporary cease-fire over the Bahr Al Ghazal region of southern Sudan.

16 Jul 1998 description
report IRIN

Mr. Griffiths and Mr. Myat traveled to Sudan and Kenya to gain a better grasp of the current humanitarian crisis and review the logistics arrangements which the UN agencies and NGOs have mounted to address the enormous needs in hard-hit areas of Bahr el Ghazal and western Upper Nile. The two senior officials arrived in the region on 13 July and will be departing tonight. During their mission they have spoken with senior officials in the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement.

16 Jul 1998 description
report World Vision

World Vision is boosting its own relief efforts and appealing to the World Food Program (WFP) for greater support to stem sharply rising death rates in the continuing famine in the southern Sudan.

16 Jul 1998 description
report IRIN

NATIONS UNIES
Bureau de la coordination des affaires humanitaires
IRIN - Afrique Centrale et de l'Est
Tel: +254 2 622 147
Fax: +254 2 622 129

16 Jul 1998 description
report IRIN

UNITED NATIONS
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Integrated Regional Information Network
for Central and Eastern Africa
Tel: +254 2 622147
Fax: +254 2 622129

16 Jul 1998 description
report Africa News Service

The Nuba determination to survive is legendary given that their country, Sudan, is ruled by a hostile regime out to remove them from the face of this earth. With the help of their own fighting muscles and their few international friends, they are able to get the bare minimum facilities that enable them to eke out a living. Our writer just back from the mountains, writes...

The plane thunders to a halt and you are instructed to quickly disembark.

15 Jul 1998 description

(Late distribution of this Bulletin is due to a break-down in WFP's computer system)

15 Jul 1998 description
report IRIN

Operation Lifeline Sudan welcomes the declaration of the SPLM of a temporary unilateral cease-fire in the Bahr el Ghazal area of south Sudan. Any initiative to improve the security of humanitarian operations for the people of Sudan is to be supported and commended. It is hoped that the cease-fire can contribute to reducing tensions and conflict in Bahr el Ghazal so that the relief effort can go ahead without the disruptions caused by fighting.

15 Jul 1998 description
report Human Rights Watch

In a letter to President Omar El Bashir of Sudan released today, Human Rights Watch criticizes the arrests of political opposition figures. These political leaders announced in late June that, pursuant to the newly enacted constitution, they would restart political party activities immediately. Political activists and an imam of the Ansar Muslim sect were among those arrested and charged with responsibility for the bombing of public facilities in Khartoum on June 30, 1998.