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Serious threat of famine in the Nuba mountains

July 21 - 2011 South Kordofan

Several activists warned of a potential famine threat in the Nuba Mountains (South Kordofan). They revealed to Radio Dabanga that the authorities closed all the roads leading to SPLM-controlled areas, preventing both humanitarian and commercial convoys to access the zone. Mohamed Ali Tako, manager of the Talinq volunteer organisation, told Radio Dabanga that about 70 000 people are currently trapped in the area of Julud Airport, which was bombed yesterday. “The women and children are climbing the mountains in an attempt to escape from the Air Force,” he told Radio Dabanga. He furthermore explained that in Alhamra and Abu-Sugeifa, the stationed militias are committing massive human rights violations, including ethnically-targeted assassinations.


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