Home | News    Monday 6 August 2012

WFP staffer killed in South Kordofan

separation
increase
decrease
separation
separation

August 5, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – Unidentified armed men killed a Sudanese employee of the World Food programme in the war torn state of South Kordofan, the UN agency announced on Sunday.

Jamal Al Fadil Farag-Allah, who is a driver for the WFP, was killed in an armed attack on 4 August near Hilat Yatu, some 80 kilometres north of Kadugli, the capital of South Kordofan state.

He was driving fellow staff member Saad Yousif when their vehicle was ambushed by two unknown assailants. Saad survived and is currently receiving medical attention.

"It is unacceptable for humanitarian workers to face attacks while they are working on the frontlines of hunger in countries like Sudan", said WFP Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin.

Since June 2011 Sudanese army are fighting the rebel Sudan people’s Liberation Movement – North in South Kordofan. Also Darfur rebel groups who forged an alliance with the SPLM-N carry out regular attacks on the government positions in the region.

The Sudanese government and SPLM-N reached on 3 August a humanitarian deal facilitated by the UN, Arab League and the African Union aiming to distribute food in the rebel held areas.

The agreement provides a humanitarian ceasefire while the parties will resume political talks in September.

SPLM-N spokesperson , Arnu Ngutulu Lodi, distanced his group from the attack saying the area were the attack took place is controlled by the government forces.

He went to say they expect more similar attacks by the Sudanese government during the upcoming period in order to terrorize aid groups. He emphasised that the increase of violence against aid workers would allow Khartoum to evade its commitments related to the humanitarian access to the rebel controlled areas.

The Sudanese government after refusing during one year to allow humanitarian access to affected civilians in the areas controlled by the SPLM-N, agreed on 3 August that aid groups can deliver food and work there as long as they are monitored by the African and Arab observers.

(ST)

Comments on the Sudan Tribune website must abide by the following rules. Contravention of these rules will lead to the user losing their Sudan Tribune account with immediate effect.

- No inciting violence
- No inappropriate or offensive language
- No racism, tribalism or sectarianism
- No inappropriate or derogatory remarks
- No deviation from the topic of the article
- No advertising, spamming or links
- No incomprehensible comments

Due to the unprecedented amount of racist and offensive language on the site, Sudan Tribune tries to vet all comments on the site.

There is now also a limit of 400 words per comment. If you want to express yourself in more detail than this allows, please e-mail your comment as an article to comment@sudantribune.com

Kind regards,

The Sudan Tribune editorial team.
  • 8 August 2012 05:45, by Dinkawarrior

    We South Sudanese are watching very closely for who is going to saved and service to this Nation.
    He/she must be free and clean from Corruption, Tribalism, Nepotism, Negligence, Greediness, and Bloodbath.
    Louis Lobong for Presidential Candidate 2015!!
    My short list are Rizik Zackaria, Taban Deng Gai, Joseph Bakosoro, Maker Thiong Maal, and more!

    repondre message

Comment on this article



The following ads are provided by Google. SudanTribune has no authority on it.


s
Sudan Tribune

Promote your Page too

Latest Comments & Analysis


Sudan’s renegade Sheikh 2017-09-12 12:44:55 By Ahmed H Adam Tensions between the Sudanese regime and militia commander Sheikh Musa Hilal has reached a tipping point in recent weeks. On July 20, Sudanese Vice President Hassabo Abdel (...)

The UN’s WHO knows cholera vaccines have been used effectively: why not in Sudan? 2017-09-09 23:05:26 Eric Reeves The UN’s World Health Organization (WHO) continues in its refusal to call the cholera epidemic that has spread throughout Sudan by its proper name (cholera is caused by the Vibrio (...)

Why a technocratic transitional government in South Sudan? 2017-09-09 07:17:12 Dr Lam Akol The youngest country in the world was born amid great expectations and hopes for the future. These were not day dreams or castles built in the air. The hope was based on the fact (...)


MORE






Latest Press Releases


Amnesty calls to release Nubian activists detained over protest for cultural rights 2017-09-12 20:47:54 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 12 September 2017 Egypt: Release 24 Nubian activists detained after protest calling for respect of their cultural rights Egyptian authorities should (...)

New group formed to gather Nuer in United States 2017-08-17 14:15:50 DECLARATION FOR THE FORMATION OF NUD TO BRING TOGETHER ALL NUER IN THE U.S.A Press Statement The Nuer Union For Development (NUD) The United State of America The State of Nebraska August 15, (...)

A prominent Sudan Women and Civil rights activist passed away 2017-08-14 21:09:47 The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) Khartoum, Sudan-August 14 2017 In the early hours of Saturday 12th August Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim, a renowned Sudanese leader of the (...)


MORE

Copyright © 2003-2017 SudanTribune - All rights reserved.