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Sudan: NGO's Condemn Bombing of Civilians

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"250 Bombs Dropped on Sudanese Civilians in the Month of July"
Humanitarian NGOs condemn the bombing of civilians in Sudan by the Government of Sudan. As well as causing casualties and deep trauma, the widespread bombing has destroyed homes, schools and churches. People have been displaced from their homes and lost the opportunity to grow food.

In the month of July the level of bombing escalated. At least 33 separate bombing incidents took place. The town of Rumbek was bombed twice, killing and injuring many people in the market place. On one day alone three different locations were bombed while planes chartered by humanitarian agencies were on the ground.

The targeting of Sudanese civilians and the humanitarian agencies assisting them is in direct violation of international law.

The specific targeting of NGO compounds, planes, airstrips, clinics, humanitarian distribution points and other facilities has had a significant negative impact on the level and quality of aid being delivered.

Humanitarian NGOs continue to be firmly committed to providing critically needed assistance to the people of Sudan. We fear that the recent aerial bombardment by the Government of Sudan will only exacerbate further the fragile humanitarian situation of many in Sudan.

Issued by:

Amani
CEAS
Concern Worldwide
DanChurchAid
GOAL Ireland
Koinania
LWF/DWS
Malteser
Jason Matus (Advisor, Nuba Food Security Group)
Norwegian Peoples Aid
Nuba Relief Rehabilitation and Development Organisation
Samaritan's Purse
Trocaire

Contact person: Siobhan McGee
Concern Worldwide Tel: 443990 / 445787 / 446434 / 072
523176 (mobile) Fax: 443653
Email: cdnbo@iconnect.co.ke

Aerial Bombardment of Civilian Targets by Government of Sudan during July 2000

Date
Location
# of bombs
01 July 00
Cueibet
5
01 July 00
Buot
5
01 July 00
Agangrial
02 July 00
Cueibet
6
02 July 00
Liethnom
10
02 July 00
Lunyaker
20
02 July 00
Rumbek
2-3
07 July 00
Thiet
24
08 July 00
Rumbek
6
12 July 00
Akon
19
14 July 00
Akon (twice)
3 + 17
14 July 00
Adet
12
15 July 00
Gok Macar
15 July 00
Nyamlel
4
15 July 00
Chelkou
14
16 July 00
Chelkou
12
16 July 00
Gok Macar
4
17 July 00
Nyamlel
8
17 July 00
Akon
19 July 00
Near Wanding
20 July 00
Liethnom
12
20 July 00
Buokagok
6
20 July 00
Ajiep
8
22 July 00
Nyamlel
24
25 July 00
Wanjok
3
27 July 00
Billing
12-15
28 July 00
Malualkon
28 July 00
Akuem
6
28 July 00
Riangaketh
29 July 00
Marial Baai
30 July 00
Adior
30 July 00
Yei
6-18

Nairobi 08/08/00

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