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Agencies warn of impending disaster on Sudan’s disputed border

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 08 August 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5083
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1London

The withdrawal of peacekeepers from the UN Mission to Sudan after the founding of South Sudan as an independent country last month has led to mounting concern for the welfare of people displaced by fighting along the disputed new border.

Aid agencies warn that hundreds of thousands of people in the Nuba Mountains remain cut off from relief supplies, thousands more have been displaced, and there has been substantial loss of civilian lives. The Nuba Mountains are in the border state of South Kordofan, which remained part of Sudan after the creation of South Sudan but which has several pro-South Sudan ethnic groups.

A recent report by the UN mission said that the conduct of the Sudan …

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