August 8, 2012

The Guardian: Sudan reaches agreement on aid access to rebel-controlled areas

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On August 3, 2012 Act for Sudan and 95 other civil society organizations wrote a letter to the UNSC addressing the need for urgent aid to be delivered.

 Soon after there was deal between Sudan and South Sudan that paves the way for relief supplies into two border states for first time in more than a year.

The Guardian wrote this:

Sudan has finally agreed to allow relief supplies into the two rebel-controlled border states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile, where aid agencies say fighting and denial of aid access for more than a year has left civilians facing a humanitarian disaster.

The agreement came the day after Sudan’s negotiating team reached a deal with South Sudan over oil transit fees, potentially resolving a dispute that has threatened a return to all-out war. The UN security council resolution 2046 had threatened both Juba and Khartoum with sanctions if they failed to conclude negotiations by early August.

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