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05 Jan 2012 description

Civilians killed in air raids on villages

Göttingen, 04. Januar 2012

19 May 2011 description

Sudanese army bombs civilians in Darfur

Göttingen, 19. Mai 2011

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) has called on the UN Security Council to push for unhindered access for international aid organizations and UN investigators to all of those suffering in Western Sudan.

05 Nov 2010 description

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) warns of dramatic consequences of flooding for the population in the war-torn region of Patani in southern Thailand. "More than 680,000 people in the south of Thailand, an area primarily populated by Muslim Malay, are suffering the direct consequences of torrential rains and tens of thousands of people have lost their livelihoods," reported Ulrich Delius of the STP's Asia section on Friday in Göttingen. A total of 11 provinces are affected.

19 Sep 2008 description

Göttingen, 19. September 2008 - On the eve of Universal Children's Day the Society for Threatened Peoples (GfbV) pointed to the deteriorating situation of children in Afghanistan. In the light of violence, infractions of human rights and increasing poverty the situation of children is worse in Afghanistan than in any other Asian country. "In spite of reconstruction programmes and massive international aid children are worse off now than before the fall of the Taliban", reported the GfbV Asia consultant, Ulrich Delius.

29 Jul 2008 description

Göttingen, 29. Juli 2008 - One year after the decision of the Security Council to send a joint peace-keeping force of the United Nations and the African Union (AU) to Darfur in the west of Sudan , the Society for Threatened Peoples (GfbV) drew up on Tuesday a crushing balance on the Blue Helmet operation.

03 Feb 2008 description

Göttingen, 03. Februar 2008 - The Society for Threatened Peoples (GfbV) accused the Sudanese government on Monday of preventing together with the rebel offensive in the neighbouring country of Chad all effective international protection for the Darfur refugees and the displaced persons in Chad.

"Khartoum intends with its war-mongering in Chad at all events to stop a greater involvement of international peace-keeping forces for the protection of the civilian population," said the GfbV Africa expert, Ulrich Delius.

07 Sep 2007 description

Göttingen/New York, September 07, 2007 The Society for Threatened Peoples (GfbV) warned on Friday of a collapse of th peace process in South Sudan and appealed the Security Council urgently to force the Sudanese government to keep to its commitments for the implementation of the peace process which were made in January 2005. Neither the agreed demarcation of the border between North and South Sudan nor the promised withdrawal of North Sudanese troops from the south of the country has been concluded.

31 Jan 2007 description

Göttingen, January 31, 2007 - The Society for Threatened Peoples (GfbV) warned on Wednesday of the collapse of humanitarian aid for 3 million people in distress in Darfur. The European Union (EU) cannot continue to look on while foreign aid workers are being terrorised by a systematic intimidation campaign and being driven out of the country. "Europe can no longer ignore the many cries for help from the aid workers in Darfur, but must at last take action", demanded the GfbV Africa correspondent Ulrich Delius.