Sudanese planes bomb villages; Canada shows concern

23 09 2010

Sudanese Planes Bomb Villages

During the last two days, war planes from Sudan bombed villages in Jebel Marra , stated by the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA), a rebel group. Eighteen people were killed, mainly children, women and elderly men. The Sudanese army regularly bombs positions/camps held by the rebel groups not stated in the Doha peace talks.

The government has allowed UNICEF and other aid groups to reach Jebel Marra as part of this new policy (see article) “aiming to build confidence with the civilians”.

However, Nimir Rahman (spokesperson for SLA) said Draibat-based army forces prevented UNICEF and MDM from supplying school material and medication.

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Canada Shows Concern for Darfur Situation

It is encouraging (though it is still sad for Darfur, of course) to see that other countries are realizing the severity of the situation in Darfur. Minister of foreigner affairs Lawrence Cannon expressed these concerns in a press statement:

“Canada urges the Government of Sudan to take steps to ensure the safety of Darfur’s citizens, and to allow full, safe and unhindered humanitarian access to assist those in need,”

He “went on” about Darfur/Sudan. The full statement can be found here.

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The previous information is extracted from the original article in SudanTribune.com and in http://bikyamasr.com/wordpress/?p=17324
More detailed info can be found in said articles.
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