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26 Jul 2011 description
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While the establishment of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) on June 27 tasked Ethiopian forces with monitoring and verifying the demilitarization of Abyei and protection of UN staff and humanitarian personnel, reports of violence and continued fighting leads to questions of effectiveness.

20 Apr 2011 description
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A group called the South Sudan Liberation Army began attacks yesterday in a new rebellion in Southern Sudan, adding to the violence that has killed over 800 people since the January secession referendum. The SSLA set off explosives in Unity State and clashed with the military later that day.

In addition to the election-fuelled fighting, the high rate of unemployment has led to a rise in violent cattle raids in Southern Sudan, as reported by NPR this weekend. Cattle have an important place in the Sudanese economy, including as dowries for weddings.

14 Mar 2011 description
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Submitted by nicoler on Mon, 2011-03-14 15:05

Written by Mihoko Tanabe, Program Officer, Reproductive Health Program-- The needs are great in Malakal, Southern Sudan-where you can almost count on one hand the vegetables that are available in the local market. Rain falls heavy for half the year and drowns out what limited roadways exist. Transportation is often limited to donkeys, or people travel by foot.

15 Nov 2010 description
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Nov 15, 2010

North and South Sudan have agreed to demarcate the north-south border, the African Union reported to BBC News Africa earlier today. The agreement will also allow nomadic northern tribes to graze into southern territory and for all Sudanese citizens to choose to live in the north or the south. Observers say that this agreement should ease some tension ahead of the January 9 referendum. Sudan now has 17 days to register some five million eligible voters.

25 Feb 2008 description
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The day starts early, as 46 humanitarians, from the UN and NGOs, board a WFP/UN-AMIS Bombardier plane. For two hours, we cruise West at 24,000 feet over a deserted landscape, and hundreds of miles pass quickly as passengers sleep. There are no signs of life as we fly over the void between Khartoum and Darfur. As we start to descend, dried up stream beds, and the ever changing shades of reddish brown landscape, is finally cut by tracks and then one long straight dirt road. A cluster of round huts, each with its own walled compound, in groups of fifty or more appear, to create a village.

24 Feb 2008 description
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Tomorrow I get on a UN flight to witness the world's largest and most sustained humanitarian intervention. Getting permission to travel is a bit of roulette, dependent on how many slots on the UN plane, but most of all on the will of the Sudanese Government. We have mixed success. I fly out at 0900, Judith at 1100, and our other colleague will unfortunately remain stuck in Khartoum. So much for keeping our team together.

In Darfur, 13,000 humanitarian workers keep over 2 million internally displaced people (IDPs) alive.

22 Feb 2008 description
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InterAction President & CEO Sam Worthington in visiting humanitarian workers in Sudan. Follow along as he posts diary entries and shares photos from along his trip.

February 22, 2008 - Khartoum, Sudan  The trip to Khartoum was a typical flight to Europe followed by another seven hours in the air, landing just south of the Sahara. A few key strokes of the customs agent's computer and my American passport, with its appropriate visa, had a new stamp. Welcome to Sudan.

Khartoum is a new city for me, as dusty as Cairo, but without the tight concentration around the Nile.

09 Aug 2006 description
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Julia V. Taft, Interim President and CEO of InterAction, wrote to President George W. Bush on August 9, 2006 recommending that he appoint a presidential envoy for Sudan.

31 May 2006 description
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North-South Conflict

Civil strife has been a near-constant feature of life in Sudan since independence from British-Egyptian colonial administration in 1956, when the Arab-led Khartoum government refused to create a federal system it had promised to southerners, sparking a 17-year civil war. The Addis Ababa agreement of 1972 provided limited autonomy for the south and led to a ten-year break in hostilities.

In 1983, the Government of Sudan (GOS) introduced Shari'a Law.

10 Mar 2005 description
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President George W. Bush
The White House

26 Oct 2004 description
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President George W. Bush
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

01 Sep 2004 description
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As the largest American alliance of overseas humanitarian nongovernmental organizations, InterAction calls for sustained, focused international commitment to prevent further large-scale loss of life in the Darfur region of Sudan and among Sudanese refugees who have fled to neighboring Chad.

Over 1 million Sudanese have been displaced internally and 200,000 have fled across international borders to Chad and become refugees as the result of civil war and violence targeted against civilians.

17 Jun 2004 description
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June 17, 2004
Lauro L. Baja, Jr.
United Nations Security Council
Philippines Mission to the United Nations
556 5th Avenue

08 Apr 2004 description
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April 8, 2004
President George W. Bush
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

13 Feb 2004 description
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Escalating violence over the past several months in the province of Darfur in Western Sudan has precipitated a humanitarian emergency that is spilling across the border into neighboring Chad. The nearly three million people affected by the crisis inside Darfur have remained largely out of reach of aid agencies. An estimated 700,000 people have been internally displaced and a further 110,000 have been forced across the border into Eastern Chad.

10 Aug 2000 description
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A sign-on letter calling for the US Administration to pressure Khartoum to stop the bombing against aid agencies and civilians in the South.
The letter is signed by 22 NGOs. InterAction is a coalition of 165 US NGOs that do overseas humanitarian aid and development work.

Dr. Madeleine Albright
Secretary of State
Department of State
Washington, D.C. 20520

30 Apr 2000 description
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A Guide to Humanitarian and Development Efforts of InterAction Member Agencies in Sudan
April 2000

Produced by the Disaster Response Unit of InterAction ®
American Council for Voluntary International Action
1717 Massachusetts Avenue N.W. #701,
Washington D.C. 20036 phone (202)667-8227 fax (202) 667-8236

Table of Contents

Map of Sudan
Background Summary
Report Summary
Organizations by Sector Activity
Glossary of Acronyms

21 Aug 1998 description
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InterAction, a Washington, DC-based coalition of more than 150 U.S. nonprofit humanitarian aid groups, has issued the following list of its accredited relief agencies responding to the famine in Sudan. For more information, call 202-667-8227 or visit our Web site at www.interaction.org which has more information about each agency. Also for a comprehensive situation report on Sudan, click here.
875 Sixth Avenue, Suite 1905
New York, NY 10001

09 Jul 1998 description
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InterAction News Release
American Council for Voluntary International Action w 1717 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 801, Washington, DC 20036
DATE: July 9, 1998