2 August 2009
More than 160 people, mostly women and children, have been killed in the latest of a series of ethnic clashes in South Sudan. (..) The provision of relief supplies in the area had been complicated by a June attack on barges chartered by the World Food Programme, which were bringing aid to Akobo.
29 July 2009
Qatar Charity said in a statement yesterday that its mission in Darfur was accomplished after completing several projects of education, health and water that were launched in 2008. (..) In a bid to reduce school drop out due to malnutrition and the ongoing conflict in remote areas, QC is providing lunch meal to students in their schools. 4,300 students are benefiting of the project, which has been implemented in collaboration with the World Food Programme (WFP).
26 July 2009
United Nations humanitarian workers have taken part in a joint assessment mission in a border area of southern Sudan where hundreds of people have fled recent attacks by the notorious rebel group known as the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). A team comprising representatives of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP), as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other UN aid partners, visited two camps last week in Western Equatoria state that are home to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).
21 July 2009
Tutlow Ruot has yet to come to terms with the death of his two children, who drowned in a river as his village fled an attack by cattle raiders from the Murle community. "They attacked us at 5am, burnt our tukuls [houses], killed some people, especially women and children, and took our cattle," he said. (..) Another attack by the Jikany Nuer on boats carrying food aid in Nassir occurred on 12 June "to punish their enemies, the Lou Nuer", a source said. That attack forced the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to suspend food deliveries to Akobo by boat.
30 June 2009
A UNAMID team led by Head-of-Office, Mr. Miguel Martin conducted a one-day visit to the North Darfur town of Kutum on 27 June. (..) The majority Arab tribe are the Ereigat, with some mainly Fur and Tunjur tribes living side by side with them. With regard to humanitarian assistance, the community has received some Food assistance from World Food Programme (WFP) and some support from United Nations International Children's Fund (UNICEF) for the repair of a water pump. They requested to receive additional assistance for water, health facilities, plastic sheeting, food and education.
24 June 2009
Leaders from northern and southern Sudan are currently meeting in Washington against the backdrop of a series of bloody clashes between rival ethnic groups in the south in recent months. On 12 June, fighting broke out close to Nasir in Upper Nile State, Southern Sudan, when hundreds of armed Jikany Nuer men attacked a flotilla of 31 boats, including 27 carrying grain and other supplies for the UN World Food Programme (WFP), according to UN officials and eyewitnesses.
23 June 2009
The European Commission Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO) is one of the largest funders of humanitarian activities in Sudan. (..) ECHO works with three types of organisations; the United Nations agencies, for example unicef and the World Food Programme (WFP), the Red Cross and Red Crescent family and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) which are registered in Europe and which have been thoroughly vetted by ECHO.
15 June 2009
Armed gunmen attacked a convoy of 27 boats carrying United Nations food aid to thousands of displaced persons in Southern Sudan, delivering a "major blow" to the work of the World Food Programme (WFP) in the region. WFP's Sudan Country Director, Kenro Oshidari, warned that a recent increase in inter-tribal - or tribal - fighting in Southern Sudan "could derail recovery and rebuilding efforts that we are supporting.
15 June 2009
Armed men have attacked UN barges carrying food aid in South Sudan, with unconfirmed reports of casualties, UN officials have said. (..) "We don't have information on how many people were killed or injured. But everyone we have talked to has described it as an attack," Michelle Iseminger of the UN's World Food Programme said.
13 June 2009
About 40 southern Sudanese soldiers and civilians were killed when tribal fighters ambushed boats carrying food aid, the latest in a string of ethnic attacks threatening a fragile peace deal, officials said Sunday. (..) “There are people who are desperately in need of food,” said Michelle Iseminger, the World Food Program’s director in southern Sudan. “As always, it is the elderly, the women and the children who are most in need.”
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- 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