Headlines (last 30 days)
- UNICEF: UNICEF charters 1.6 million doses of oral cholera vaccines to Sudan. 8 Oct 2019
- OCHA: Cholera response plan launched in Sudan. 6 Oct 2019
- OHCHR: Bachelet signs “milestone agreement” to open UN Human Rights Office in Sudan. 25 Sep 2019
Most read reports
- AU: The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) at its 884th meeting held on 10 October 2019 on the Situation in Sudan.. 16 Oct 2019
- OCHA: Sudan Situation Report, 17 Oct 2019 [EN/AR]. 17 Oct 2019
- AfDB: Sudan: African Development Bank approves $31.3 million grants for water and sanitation facilities. 11 Oct 2019
- Radio Dabanga: Doctors: ‘Health condition collapse’ in Sudan’s Kassala as diseases spread. 17 Oct 2019
- UNICEF: As cholera continues to spread, UNICEF charters 1.6 million doses of vaccines to Sudan. 8 Oct 2019
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.
From Yahya el Hassan; PANA Correspondent
OLS RESUMES C-130 HERCULES FLIGHTS TO SOUTHERN SUDAN... Operation Lifeline Sudan resumed C-130 Hercules flights to southern Sudan yesterday for the first time since last September. In two rotations, the World Food Programme (WFP) airdropped 32 metric tonnes of food to 30,000 people in the area of Akobo, Jonglei province, as well as to the village of Panthou in northern Bahr el Ghazal.
By KARIN DAVIES Associated Press Writer
AKAK, Sudan (AP) - A spidery little boy, bruised by the butt of an enemy gun, crawled across a sun-baked airstrip scooping up corn that trailed from a torn bag of relief food.
Majok Majok, 10, blew dust off the large kernels and dropped them onto the small pile given to his mother. He had escaped death in a raid on his village, and now he was trying to survive starvation.
The Executive Director of the World Food Programme, Catherine Bertini, today welcomed the resumption of large-scale airlift/airdrop emergency food deliveries to southern Sudan. This has been made possible by the Sudanese government's decision to authorize the use of C-130 aircraft.
For the first time in ten months, the World Food Programme has resumed C-130 airlift/airdrop deliveries of relief food rations to thousands of hungry people in southern Sudan. The operation follows the announcement last week of agreement by the Government of Sudan to allow WFP renewed use of C-130 aircraft for relief deliveries into southern Sudan.
This report includes: A) Burundi, Rwanda, Zaire and Tanzania B) Uganda and Sudan C) Liberia.
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KHARTOUM, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan has agreed to the use of C-130 aircraft for the delivery of urgent relief supplies to the south of the country, the official daily 'Al Engaz Alwwtani' reported Wednesday.
The World Food Programme Executive Director, Catherine Bertini, welcomes yesterday's announcement by United Nations Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali that the Government of the Sudan will now permit WFP to resume airdrops of urgently needed food rations into southern Sudan using a C-130 aircraft.
This report includes: A) Burundi, Rwanda, Zaire and Tanzania B) Sudan C) Liberia and Sierra Leone D) Angola E) Democratic People's Republic of Korea
By ROBERT H. REID Associated Press Writer
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Sudanese government restrictions on international food aid to its war-ravaged south have put 700,000 people at risk of starvation, the U.N. World Food Program says.
Some U.N. officials believe Sudan's government simply wants to prevent adequate food supplies from reaching rebel areas regardless of the effects on civilians.
"We can't get food in there, and people are going to start starving," program director Catherine Bertini told reporters Thursday.
By KARIN DAVIES Associated Press Writer
LOKICHOKIO, Kenya (AP) -- A cargo plane roars up from the runway, above sunburned foreigners and nomadic cattle herders, to carry food to the famished victims of Sudan's civil war.
Lokichokio, an odd boom town in the harsh, dry border region between Kenya and southern Sudan, is the staging area for the World Food Program's effort to help the victims of the world's longest running war.
by the Africa Faith and Justice Network
AI Index: AFR 54/13/96
Louise Tunbridge, Special to The Christian Science Monitor
POCHALLA, SUDAN -- Ajulu Omot and her six children sat beneath a tree with the few belongings they had managed to salvage from the flooded Akobo River: several pots, two animal skins, and a traditional Anyuak pipe.
When the water surrounded their grass house, drowning their livestock, and submerging their cornfield, they waded through shoulder-high water hoping to find help in the main town of Pochalla.
Across an area of 700 square miles in this remote part of southern Sudan close to the Ethiopian border, an …
First visit to Southern Sudan since 1983