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Arab League proposes initiative to allow aid delivery into Blue Nile & S. Kordofan

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February 13, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The Arab League revealed that it has put forward an initiative to address the humanitarian situation in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states, which lie on the Sudan-South Sudan border.

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Sudanese refugees gather in a makeshift shelter after being displaced by conflict in Southern Kordofan earlier this year. (UN Photo_Paul Banks)

Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) is battling rebels from the Sudan People Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) since June 2011 in South Kordofan and September 2011 in Blue Nile.

The media office of the Arab League Secretary General said that the proposal is based on a number of principles, most notably the full respect for the sovereignty of Sudan, securing the entry of humanitarian assistance to civilians affected by conflict and facilitating the safe and voluntary return of displaced people.

The action plan outlines ways by which the amount of humanitarian need is estimated and the manner by which aid is delivered to affected areas.

Sources tell Sudan Tribune that the Arab League wants to decouple the humanitarian track from the political one and move towards transitioning from emergency relief stage to early recovery and development.

The scheme was reportedly agreed to in principle by the Sudanese government and received strong support from the African Union (AU) and United Nations (UN).

The United States called on Sudan’s neighbours and particularly African countries to press Khartoum to allow aid groups to enter rebel controlled areas in the two states. It warned that half a million people will face an emergency bordering on famine by March if international humanitarian organisations are not allowed into these areas.

There were reports confirmed later by Washington that the latter is considering moving unilaterally to deliver aid to these regions without Khartoum’s permission. But the Sudanese government strongly cautioned against such a move.

The violence has already forced about 417,000 people to flee their homes, more than 80,000 of them to South Sudan, the UN estimates. Locals have faced air raids and sporadic ground fighting, according to human rights groups and refugees.

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  • 14 February 2012 08:37, by Madina Tonj

    The real question need to be ask, what brought Arab league to Africa Affairs.? Nubian people in Southern Kordofan State and people of South Blue Nile State are all none Arab. Why they involved African Affairs for what reason.? Arabs policies seem to against Black African and the Western nations and we Sudanese none Arab we get written off this conquest in Khartoum Sudan. Arab culture is become dar

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    • 14 February 2012 16:04, by Jervasio O.Okot

      The Arab League initiative to allow aid delivery into Blue Nile State and South Kordofan is welcomed so as to rescue unarmed innocent civilians from the Lion’s lips. The Arab league should not end up here but go an inch ahead and condemn President Basher’s manslaughter policy towards these African races in the Sudan. Humanitarian condition in these areas is appalling and requires urgent responsse.

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    • 15 February 2012 08:13, by SeekingTruth

      IT’S FUNNY! IF ARAB LEAGUE COULDN’T SOLVED A DAMN THING ABOUT SYRIA WHERE THOUSANDS DIE EVERY SINGLE DAY, I WONDER HOW THE HECK THEY ARE GOING TO HELP IN THIS?...
      OH NO, I GET IT. IT IS BASHIR TACTICS TO AVOID THE HOT PRESSURE HE HAS BEEN UNDER LATELY WHETHER TO ALLOW IN THE AID WORKERS OR ELSE GET THE HELL OUT OF THE WAY FOR BIGGER MACHINES TO DO THE TALKING !

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  • 14 February 2012 08:52, by okucu pa lotinokwan

    Arabs League your proposal is for bring aid or guns?,America and Isreal should investigate this frist,before coming into these two territories,since all of these people are Africans.

    OKUCU PA LOTINOKWAN

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  • 14 February 2012 10:26, by wad balad

    The real question is why are you janobeen getting involved in this. This issue concerns only sudan. you should utilize your time to solving your problems first. Start by figuring out how 70% of your population will avoid starvation if an oil deal is not signed. dont wait for the US and Isreal to figure it out for you.

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  • 14 February 2012 14:39, by Emporio

    Arab league what did you achieve in arab world and then you want to help Sudanese you suppose to help for capturing the fugitive criminal al-basher to bring him to justice don’t run way from failure by pretending you want to bring aid to African

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