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Sudan welcomes African, Arab and UN initiative to deliver humanitarian aid to South Kordofan


February 7, 2012 (KHARTOUM) — Sudan has welcomed a tripartite initiative proposed by the African Union, Arab League and the United Nations to deliver humanitarian assistance to the needy civilians in the areas held by the rebel Sudan people’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N).

Last January, UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos announced the United Nations is negotiating with the African Union and Arab League about providing observers in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states. The African and Arab observers should make sure that food and humanitarian assistance reach only the needy civilians.

Sudan refuses to allow humanitarian aid to reach the civilians in SPLM controlled areas in South Kordofan saying the rebels prevent them from leaving their positions in order to draw food for their fighters. They also suspect some international aid groups of supporting the rebels.

According to the official news agency SUNA, delegates of the three regional and international organizations have submitted Tuesday the tripartite initiative to the Sudanese Social Welfare Minister Amira al-Fadel Mohamed and Commissioner of the Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC), Suleiman Abdel Rahman.

The minister told the delegates that the proposal will be referred to the competent authorities at the foreign ministry and HAC for consultations; but she however announced her initial approval of the submitted plan; according to SUNA.

The commissioner, following the meeting, stated that all the humanitarian arrangements in the states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile are progressing according to schedule. He further said comprehensive surveys are now conducted in South Kordofan by national partners to identify the needs in the troubled states.

Suleiman denied that his government is facing any pressures from international organisations stressing that the Sudan does not object to the delivery of humanitarian assistance to all its citizens, but this should be in the context of national sovereignty.

The Sudanese official was alluding to the threats by US officials to conduct a cross-border humanitarian intervention to the South Kordofan state. Washington said that famine would occur in these regions if Sudan continues to reject access of international aid groups to the rebel held areas.

US Ambassador to the United Nations , Susan Rice sent a letter to the UN Security Council on 16 January saying that over 500,000 people are affected by the war there "and if there is not a substantial new inflow of aid by March of this year, the situation in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile will reach Stage 4 of an emergency, which is one step short of full scale famine."

Sudan rejected the American threats and accused Washington of making all these pressures to feed the rebels.


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  • 8 February 2012 13:40, by okucu pa lotinokwan

    AU and Arads Legues all are the birds of same feather,America should come in

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    • 9 February 2012 06:38, by JOHN CHOL

      Beshire and Ali Nafi only understand the language of "pressure" to make change happening. We will stick to the principle of economic pressure until you succumb to demarcate borders and annex Abyiei to its original territory.

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      • 9 February 2012 06:58, by SeekingTruth


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  • 8 February 2012 13:40, by Logic

    Once a coward always a coward, I guess the NCP dogs realized they had no choice but to let them in if they wanted to cling on to power for a little longer.

    Your departure from the Republican palace is imminent and drawing near.

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  • 9 February 2012 07:05, by Madina Tonj

    Dear African Leaders and U.N.Members
    We don’t see any involvement of Arab league in these two States, but if those Arab African seem to be pro-Arab of Middle East instead, they should focusing for Africa. Obviously, these Arabs in Africa have been abusing Africa’s continent on the other hand, the so call African leaders are weak unable to deal with the criminals peopple who brought their culture i

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  • 9 February 2012 07:19, by Madina Tonj

    What brought Arab league in the case of Southern Kordofan State and South Blue Nile.? Does these Arabs African consider themselves as a none Africa citizens.? Can we tell these Arab Sudanese to go back to Arab’s nation? Are Nubian African tribes and others African tribe in Blue Nile to be represented by Arab League? I think there must be a nationality case in Sudan. These Arab must be kick out

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  • 10 February 2012 04:18, by morogot batal

    take care of espionage.they are going to send their spyses to go into your areas and collect the informations of your units and ground and approaches.distant your baracks out of reaching.activate your counter intelligents with the work shop specialised to detect any risk.HAC are the SAF intelligent staffs and the chiefs whom they are using as their agents. i detected their HQ.is in soba

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  • 10 February 2012 04:32, by morogot batal

    TO UN.AU.
    be very wise of these arab snakes of khartoum.they dont allow you 4nothing.they are going to send along with you their spies for their inteligent purposes.this one will lead into risk becaause we are also having that wise.

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