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One million threatened by suspension of Sudan's relief lifeline

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 19 August 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:470
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. London

    Aid for millions of civilians in southern Sudan is in jeopardy after the United Nations suspended flights operated by Operation Lifeline Sudan in the wake of bombing raids against relief facilities.

    The aid lifeline, established for 11 years and one of the largest relief operations, assists people on both sides of the 17 year civil war in Sudan. In the current year it aims to deliver 100000 tonnes of food to 2.4 million people.

    Aid workers fear widespread famine could occur. Now is the time of the greatest food deficit—the “hungry” season between planting and the harvest in October. A senior UN official, Kevin …

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