Clashes displace thousands in Sudan’s Kordofan

Sudanese soldiers patrol the Daldako area, northeast of South Kordofan’s state capital Kadugli, after recapturing it from rebels on May 20, 2014 (AFP Photo)

Khartoum (AFP) – More than 20,000 people have been displaced by fighting between Sudanese troops and rebels this month in war-torn South Kordofan, the United Nations quoted the Sudanese government as saying Friday.

Government forces have been battling the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N) in the southern Blue Nile and South Kordofan areas since 2011.

“Between March 9 and March 18, an estimated 23,600 people fled their homes” according to the government’s Humanitarian Aid Commission, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said in its weekly bulletin.

The displaced fled to the government-controlled “El Abassiya, Abu Jubaiha and Rashad towns” and surrounding villages east of South Kordofan’s state capital Kadugli, HAC told the UN.

OCHA said it had not been able to verify the numbers itself because fighting was ongoing in parts of the state…

sudan-idmc-jul2013Not much in the news (journalists are not allowed), Sudan has been a disaster for years.

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  • ontario john

    All of Africa is a shithole since independence. A REMINDER TO TURN ON ALL YOUR LIGHTS FOR EARTH HOUR TONIGHT(except for Ontario residents that can’t afford it)

    • Surele Surele

      Well, the rates are lower on weekend (so far), All my lights are on. What a pleasure to have this luxury of light, warmth, warm food and cold beer. Heaven.

  • Linda1000

    It boggles my mind that there isn’t one functioning country in Africa. A huge continent with lots of natural resources and still unable to feed it’s population in spite of years of $$trillions in aid. Even South Africa is going down the drain under the ANC government.