Tagged: Sudan

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The UN Security Council’s visit to Sudan must focus on helping to resolve key outstanding issues and protect civilians from harm ahead of the referendum on southern independence, international agency Oxfam said today.

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Children wash their hands. Photo: Caroline

Five international aid agencies are calling world leaders at today’s Sudan summit to take concrete action to help ensure peace, safety and development for all Sudanese people. Failure to act risks a new eruption of violence and threatens the future of Africa’s largest country.

Emergency Article
Collecting water, Kalma camp, Sudan, 2004. Credit: Adrian McIntyre/Oxfam

On 4 March 2009, Oxfam GB was one of 16 international and Sudanese organizations whose licences to work in northern Sudan were revoked. Alun McDonald looks at what has happened since.

Emergency Article
Mary Agya and her children Fubi Idia and Saba. Credit: Caroline Gluck

Southern Sudan has seen an upsurge in violence in the past year. Much of it is taking place in remote, rural areas between rival tribes. It is often linked to disputes over resources, especially cattle and land.

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El Fasher, North Darfur. Credit: Jane Beesley/Oxfam

Major conflict could return to southern Sudan unless there is urgent international action to save the peace agreement that ended one of Africa’s longest and deadliest wars, ten aid agencies warned today.

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Sudan's Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) was signed in 2005, yet southern Sudan remains one of the poorest regions on earth. These images show a people still hoping peace will bring economic benefits and development.

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Habiba Warsame, a herder in Somaliland, says she can’t remember when things were so bad. Credit: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

November rains that were expected to ease the hunger crisis in East Africa have failed yet again in some of the worst hit areas. Millions of people face at least another six months of hunger and destitution.

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