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KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) -- Surging waters swept through shantytowns near the Sudanese capital, killing dozens of people and leaving thousands homeless, Sudanese television reported Monday.
The floods were the latest to devastate the poor region around Khartoum, where the White Nile and Blue Nile converge.
Nairobi, 13 September 1996: More than 160 Dinka boys will see their parents for the first time in at least three years this week, in the first family reunification from areas controlled by the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA).
OLS STAFF RELOCATED FROM AKOBO...Staff of OLS NGOs Medecins sans Frontieres-Belgium and ACROSS were relocated from Akobo on 8 September as a precautionary measure after they had requested relocation on 2 September due to mounting tension and threats of fighting in the area. A wet and unlandable airstrip delayed relocation. MSF-Belgium and the Association of Christian Resource Organizations Serving Sudan (ACROSS) have medical programmes in Akobo. Veterinaires sans Frontieres is also working in Akobo, but did not have staff in the area during the relocation.
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TITLE=SUDAN / UGANDA (S ONLY)
BYLINE=SONYA LAURENCE GREEN
From Yahya El Hassan; PANA Correspondent
From Yahya El Hassan; PANA Correspondent
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) - Flash floods swept through a region north of Khartoum, washing out railways and bridges and leaving 15 people dead and thousands homeless.
The floods struck Monday following two hours of heavy rain. Witnesses arriving at the town of al-Geili about 36 miles north of Khartoum said they saw bodies washed up on the shores of the Nile.
SIX MISSIONARIES RELEASED FROM DETENTION...Six Diocese of Rumbek missionaries were released on 28 August after being detained for 11 days in Mapourdit, some 35km southeast of Akot. The six (three Australian nuns, one Sudanese priest, one US priest, and one Italian brother) were released under the direct orders of SPLA command. It was reported that all were in good mental and physical condition, and that the security situation had returned to normal. Five of the six missionaries flew to Nairobi on 30 August.
Ref: DHAGVA - 96/0299
OLS Programmes Update
SIX MISSIONARIES UNDER HOUSE ARREST IN MAPOURDIT...The Diocese of Rumbek has reported that six missionaries have been held prisoner since 17 August by local authorities in Mapourdit, some 35km from Akot, Lakes province. The missionaries (three Australian nuns, one Sudanese priest, one US priest, and one Italian brother) are under house arrest in the mission's own compound in Mapourdit, from where they have been running a primary school and dispensary.
Ref: DHAGVA - 96/0286
APPEAL FOR ASSISTANCE
1. GOVT OF SUDAN HAS ISSUED APPEAL FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE, FOLLOWING FLOODS IN CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SUDAN.
M E M O R A N D U M
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.
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.
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