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Sudan: Two humanitarian workers injured in attack

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The UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) reports that unknown armed men attacked an international non-governmental organization vehicle yesterday near Marla, 55 kilometers southeast of Nyala in South Darfur, and they shot at the vehicle. As a result, two staff members were injured.

Also yesterday, the UN Mission says, a group of young men armed with sticks entered the Ardamata camp for internally displaced persons, five kilometers east of El Geneina in West Darfur, and started threatening the people there. Local police intervened to address the situation, but humanitarian workers suspended their activities in the camp. The reasons behind this incident remain unclear.

The World Food Programme's (WFP) Executive Director, Josette Sheeran, is visiting Darfur and southern Sudan this week to view food aid activities on her first international mission as head of the world's largest humanitarian relief organization.