3 December 2010
South Sudan is preparing to hold a referendum on January 9 that could see the region split from Sudan's Arab-dominated government in Khartoum. (..) U.N. aid agencies and non-governmental organizations are quietly mobilizing to respond to emergencies. The U.N.'s World Food Program began operations here in 2008, after northern forces burned down half of Abyei and displaced more than 50,000 people.
22 November 2010
The Sudanese government is hampering international efforts to address chronic levels of malnutrition in camps for displaced people in Darfur, according to the country head of the United Nations children's agency UNICEF. (..) Khartoum was blocking access to camps as well as delaying the release of vital nutrition surveys required by agencies such as UNICEF and the World Food Programme, WFP, to supply food aid to the region.
22 November 2010
The government in Southern Sudan has started to bring southerners back from the Sudanese capital Khartoum. (..) Named after the Kenyan town where a 2005 peace accord between north and south ended 22 years of civil war, the lot also is the site of traditional courts, where elders sit under trees and resolve disputes among locals. At one end of Naivasha, crowded under the only patch of available shade, returnees wait to receive ration cards from the World Food Program.
19 November 2010
People living near Sudan's internal north-south border could soon be facing a food shortage. (..) The World Food Program has already prepositioned 75,000 metric tons of food in 100 hubs throughout the south in anticipation of wider food shortages.
16 November 2010
U.N. World Food Programme officials have spoken with Sudanese militants who abducted three Latvian pilots employed by the group, the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Monday. The officials also spoke with the pilots, who reported they were unhurt and not in need of medical assistance, the ministry said.
8 November 2010
UN aid chief Valerie Amos on Sunday expressed concern at the repeated abductions of foreigners in Darfur when she visited the western Sudanese region four days after the latest kidnapping. (..) On Thursday gunmen abducted three Latvian helicopter crewmen with the World Food Programme in South Darfur's state capital of Nyala, and on Friday militants shot and wounded a UN peacekeeper in north Darfur.
5 November 2010
Gunmen kidnapped three Latvian helicopter crew members working for the World Food Programme in the troubled Sudanese state of South Darfur, a hotspot for abductions, the UN agency said on Friday. The WFP said the three Latvians, whose air services were contracted to the agency for humanitarian operations, were abducted in the state capital of Nyala on Thursday.
30 September 2010
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) yesterday received a €1.2million contribution from Italian Development Cooperation earmarked to provide urgently needed food assistance for 76,000 school children in Lakes and Eastern Equatoria states of Southern Sudan.
6 September 2010
Food security in many parts of Southern Sudan is set to improve after good rains, according to recent crop and precipitation assessments. Some 2.4 million people in Southern Sudan received aid from the UN World Food Programme in June, during the lean season between harvests.
31 July 2010
Medecins San Frontieres (MSF) has suspended medical care in a violent part of Sudan's war-torn south after three separate attacks on its staff, the aid group said in a statement on Saturday. (..) The World Food Programme estimates almost half the population in Sudan's south are short of food after a long dry season and as the seasonal rains begin to fall, flash flooding has left 10,000 people homeless in Jonglei state.
- Conflict in Darfur threatens humanitarian assistance in Sudan: WFP Source: Xinhua News Agency
- 'Real peace' elusive in Sudan's Darfur 10 years on Source: The Daily Star (Lebanon) / AFP
- Sudan Launches Major Dam to Boost Agricultural Production, Investment Source: The New York Times
- South Sudan's Aid Workers Concerned About Flood of Sudanese Refugees Source: VOA
- Not too late for aid to Sudan war zone: WFP boss Source: AFP