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4,000 S. Kordofan displaced arrive in South Sudan

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August 21, 2011 (KHARTOUM) – An estimated 4,000 refugees from Sudan’s South Kordofan state have arrived in South Sudan’s Unity State, according to the UN as fighting between Sudan’s military and the opposition group the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) enters its eleventh week.

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Residents gather outside the UNMIS sector headquarters after fleeing fighting in Kadugli, the capital of South Kordofan, Sudan, Thursday, June 9, 2011. (UNMIS)s)

The border between North and South Sudan became an international one on July 9 as Sudan’s southern region seceded from the rest of the country. This left SPLA fighters from South Kordofan (and Blue Nile state) in a different country from their wartime allies.

The Sudanese government said that the SPLA began the attack on police station in Kadugli and stole its weapons forcing a response from SAF.

However, the SPLA accused the Khartoum-based government of seeking to disarm its members in South Kordofan by force. The NCP declared the situation in the state as an armed mutiny that would be dealt with only in a military manner and not through political dialogue.

A UN report has found that war crimes and crimes against humanity may have been committed against the indigenous Nuba population by SAF and their allied militia the Popular Defense Forces (PDF). Khartoum has dismissed the findings of the UN human rights report.

The UN’s refugee agency (UNHCR) is conducting registration procedures to calculate the exact number of the estimated 4,000 displaced people who have arrived in the Pariang area of Unity state.

Unity state authorities are reported to be attempting to repair the Bentiu-Pariang road in order to improve humanitarian access to the area.

Around 70,000 people are estimated to have been displaced by the fighting in South Kordofan, which like Unity is rich in oil. Most are thought to have moved north but some, such as those who have entered Unity State, moved southward into newly independent South Sudan.

Earlier this month a joint committee consisting of internationals NGO’s and the Unity State government has agreed to offer immediate permanent settlement to refugees from South Kordofan in Parieng County.

The UN, NGO’s and Unity state government are looking to prepare a new site that is at least 50km from the border to house the refugees.

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  • 22 August 2011 08:42, by mohammed ali

    This is a political game which is going to fail again. Why should they go to the south? No security, no food, no shelter , no education and no health care.

    If the SPLA and Al Hilu want to trade their people with the advice of the " humanterian organisation industry" to repeat the game of Darfur , then they must have miscalculated the whole thing! There is no enough money in the west now, and if it is there it will not be suficient to feed 50% of the population of the RoSS.

    SPLA should concentrate on the wefare of it’s own people and there is no way to do that except through PEACE.Waging a proxy war is not a good idea!

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    • 22 August 2011 10:24, by DeltaBravo

      To Mohammed

      You are such ingnorant stupid racist person i have ever see on this web. Why all ARAB cry about PALESTINE,but when it comes to BLACK AFRICAN suffering they over look their situation and blame it on WESTERN WORLD. You never have health care in the NORTH not to mention taking care of SUDANESE was a big difficult problem.

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    • 22 August 2011 10:32, by Aleu

      Mohammed Ali

      You just wait your uncle Omar al Bashir is now in the line after Liyan president Mummar left maybe one week from now.Anyone seem to associate with dictator is the first to died and your days with your uncle Omar al Bashir are number.

      The SPLA of Southern Kordofan must organizes and capture the State’s Captal. You can see Omar al Bashir is keeping quiet because thing are coming to the point that, his depender Libyan president Mummar G.is on the way and possibly Omar al Bashir will follow without any doubt. This is the man that, proven qualified for genocides in Darfur regions and Nubia Mountains and he was been indicted war crime and crimes against humanity. He has been repeatedly doing war crimes over and over again and he must be capture alive.

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  • 22 August 2011 22:08, by spla

    the question that I kept asking myself all the time is that why? Numile road more constructed with the beautiful smooth than another Borders, roads which are lie Between the Republic of Southsudan north borders to the north Sudan borders? why I brought this question is the fact that I was already fuck up of drives my tanks and different heavy vehicle in the badly road which can not make my reinforcement get quick help if an things happen. specially the road from Bentue the capital city of Unity State to Panreing Town through Jaw County of Panreing Town this border is really need to running very good please!

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