Desperate Sudanese Flee Bombing In Nuba Mountains

Published on 08 May 2012

Refugees are streaming into the Yida camp in South Sudan, across the border from the Nuba Mountains in the South Kordofan area, Sudan's last remaining oil-producing state. (..) The fleeing refugees need help - and food. Resources are tightly stretched and the World Food Program's representative in South Sudan, Chris Nikoi, says stocking supplies at Yida has been delayed by recent clashes over oil at the north - south border. "But we're confident that during the month of May, we will get the food here - enough to make sure that these people are fed right through the rainy season," Nikoi says, referring to rains that could last up to six months.

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