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16 June 2011

The United States has expressed deep concerned by the rapid and significant deterioration in the security and humanitarian situation in the Southern Kordofan state of Sudan.(..) Facilities used by the World Food Programme and World Health Organisation in Kadugli have been looted.


16 June 2011

Tension is mounting at Sudan's South Kordofan State amid the escalating armed clashes between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) in the region. (..) the UN World Food Program (WFP) said in a report that around 60,000 people have fled from South Kordofan.


15 June 2011

Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general, has called on warring parties on the volatile border between north and south Sudan to stop fighting and allow access to aid agencies, as reports of deliberate attacks on humanitarian supply routes mount. (..) The World Food Programme, a UN agency, said on Thursday that conflict is stopping it from reaching the displaced, and has so far supplied food aid for 26,500 people in a state where it used to provide food assistance to 400,000.


15 June 2011

The World Food Program (WFP) has announced that it has been able to provide food to more than 26,500 people fleeing fighting in Sudan's Southern Kordofan state, UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said here Thursday.


15 June 2011

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today said it is assisting thousands of people fleeing from fighting Sudan’s Southern Kordofan state, but the conflict continues to hinder the agency’s efforts to reach more people uprooted by the violence.


14 June 2011

The UN refugee agency pleaded Tuesday for access to Sudan's volatile oil-producing border state of South Kordofan, where some premises of UN aid agencies had been looted. (..) The World Food Programme also said its premises had been looted and the agency lost two vehicles and one motorcycle. But its warehouse in Kadugli was "reportedly being guarded by local authorities and is reportedly undamaged," said Emilia Casella, spokeswoman for the UN food agency.


14 June 2011

The U.N. refugee agency urged Sudanese authorities on Tuesday to allow road and air access for aid workers trying to help thousands of people fleeing fighting in the border state of Southern Kordofan. (..) Further underlining the deteriorating situation, the World Food Programme and the World Health Organisation said premises belonging to the two U.N. agencies in the area had been looted.


13 June 2011

An air bombing campaign in Sudan's Southern Kordofan border state is causing "huge suffering" to civilians and endangering aid work in the region, the United Nations said on Tuesday. (..) The World Food Programme said in a report that up to 60,000 people may have fled the fighting so far.


12 June 2011

Adok sits under a tree near a World Food Programme distribution site, surrounded by tens of thousands of her former neighbors. She says she lost two of her children in the panic as she fled from attacks by Sudanese armed forces.


8 June 2011

The situation in the Sudanese state of Southern Kordofan remained tense today after several days of fighting between the Sudanese army and the forces of the southern region (..). The UN World Food Programme (WFP), meanwhile, said that it has provided food aid to an estimated 86,300 people displaced by the recent military confrontation in the disputed area of Abyei.