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Sudan says NGOs delivering aid to South Kordofan via “neighboring country”

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September 17, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government has accused some international NGOs of being involved in an airlift operation delivering humanitarian assistance to rebel-controlled areas in the country’s southern region of South Kordofan through a "neighboring country".

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

The humanitarian aid commissioner, Suliman Abdel Rahman, said on Monday that they had information indicating the involvement of international NGOs he did not name in airlifting humanitarian assistance through a "neighboring country" into areas controlled by the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) in South Kordofan State which borders the Republic of South Sudan.

Suliman, who was speaking in an interview with the daily newspaper Al-Sahafah, stressed that the government is committed to implementing the humanitarian assistance agreement it signed on 4 August with the troika of the UN, AU and the Arab League to deliver humanitarian assistance to the affected population in South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

Khartoum rejects accusations by some international quarters and SPLM-N that it has been procrastinating in implementing the deal. SPLM-N recently called for ignoring the government and delivering aid through South Sudan and Ethiopia.

Government representatives are due to meet on Wednesday with the troika representatives in Khartoum to discuss technical arrangements of the deal and prepare statistics on the number of the affected population.

Suliman took the opportunity to dispute the SPLM-N’s statistics on the population in need of assistance in the two states, saying that the number of those who need aid in South Kordofan does not exceed 40-50 thousands unlike the SPLM-N claims of 350 affected people.

He added that the number in Blue Nile is no more than 15,000 people concentrated in three areas which are Yabos, Sali and Daka.

Since the beginning of the conflict with the SPLM-N in South Kordofan and Blue Nile last year, Khartoum has been blocking humanitarian assistance from rebel-controlled areas citing security concerns that the SPLM-N would use aid to feed its fighters.

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  • 18 September 2012 12:33, by zulu

    Shut up you Abdalrahman. The huminatarian assistance is being done in accordance to geneva convention. the more you drag your feet, people die. though it is your intention, you see no evil in objecting to assistance as it fits clearly your objective of depriving the pure blacks of sudan of foot and essential necessities

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    • 18 September 2012 12:51, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      Khartoum should not talk nonsense, while they know very well that, great number of sudanese refugee are in Ethiopia and south Sudan.
      NGOs should continues with giving assistant to these human being,than hearing nonsense from Khartoum.
      OKUCU PA LOTINOKWAN

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  • 18 September 2012 12:46, by Nubian King

    Hey Abdulrahman!
    You can keep vomiting your filthy speeches to Al Sahafa as things get done in our Nuba Mountains. Who do you think is dump enough to continue waiting for you as your govt starves innocent civilians to death. In fact, that’s a very brilliant move by the NGOs you feared mentioning and I salute and applaud them for great work done. You can deliver your aid now to Shendy once up.

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    • 18 September 2012 12:56, by sudani ana

      We all know what these NGO’s are doing they are feeding the 9nth and 10th Divisions of SPLM who are starving there. Its not about feeding the people is it. otherwise if you cant feed the people in the so called "liberated areas" why start a war to start with.

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      • 18 September 2012 14:10, by Nuba Mountains’ Boy

        we are toxic ,even if there is no food you think we will stop fighting you? our motto is whether we should be or not to be .man does not live in bread alone but from the word that come out the mouth of God.

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      • 18 September 2012 14:41, by katnyokarieu

        oh the dumb and foolish Arab in sudan re not trusted to delivery the humantraian aid to refugee and the sudanese rebel strong held area of kawda and blue nile state through genocider khartoum administration. Those islamis in khartoum re barking like dog but it will not help them,they accused NCA &NPA some time back according to the Egyptain jounlist interview with Jonhn Garang the then SPLM/A ..

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        • 18 September 2012 14:54, by katnyokarieu

          that they re transporting army to the SPLA troop in the front zone but John Garang directed the world commitee to investigate the report through kenya and IGAD ,those NGO were found inoccent and nuetral,this is what the re doing in the case of sudanese rebel in Blue nile Kordufan thing re hot there in the ground, i know Abdala ziz personally when we storm kassla and ameiskorib iwas a junior...

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      • 19 September 2012 09:22, by NO PEACE

        PEOPLE! SPLM/A it’s already cross the river please there is now NGO supporting south sudan soldiers at this time short up NCP.

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  • 18 September 2012 17:05, by Kenyan the cushite

    let me get this straight. so the NCP is complaining that people who want food are getting it? the people who the NCP is trying to ethnically cleanse are getting food thats really bad. this regime hates Africans and Africa. can you show me anywhere else in the world a country complains when its dying populace gets food? the NCP must go.

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  • 18 September 2012 21:38, by ViVa Sudan

    I UDERSTAND THIS IS VERY BAD FOR kENYAN KUSHITE COZ ALL KENYAN ARE LIVING OUT OF THIS ASSISTENCE SO THEY WILL DIE OF HUNGER IF nNGO’S STOP FEEDING THEM. SO KEEP QUITE & SHUT UP UR DIRTY MOUTH BEGGERS.

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    • 19 September 2012 04:36, by Observer

      ViVa Sudan,
      The people who are dying are our Sudanese citizens- those who live in Blue Nile, S Kordofan, and White Nile- they are not S Sudanese, Kenyans or others so NO idea what you are trying to say.
      Seeing it is our Govt officials talking here are you saying to them to "keep quite and shut up ur dirth mouth beggars’???
      Do you want to translate what your post is about?

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