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16 Sep 1996 description
report Associated Press

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.

04 Sep 1996 description
report Associated Press

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.

23 Jul 1996 description
report Associated Press

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.

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12 Jul 1996 description
report Associated Press

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.

09 Jul 1996 description
report Associated Press

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.

02 Jun 1996 description
report Associated Press

KHARTOUM, SUDAN - The Associated Press via Individual Inc. : Piles of broken mud bricks spread far across the vast field. They are the remains of tiny huts built by refugees who couldn't bring themselves to believe the government's threat to raze the place.

Authorities regularly tore down squatters' shacks by the dozens, maybe even by the hundreds. But Angola camp was huge, covering several square miles across the River Nile from Khartoum, Sudan's capital. And it was home to 50,000 people.

''Most of the people said they can't do this.