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Dr P. J.’s Nuba Mountains Journal entries from October, 2011

C.Louis Perrinjaquet, MD, M Reports from a Clinic in Kauda Sudan Journal entries from October, 2011 …difficult to arrange flight from Juba into Nuba Mountains because Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) keep finding out about flights and bombing landing strip as the plan tries to land… Oct. 8. Mother of Mercy Hospital in Gidel… horrible “Antonov” [...]

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My Sister’s Story by Kojo Locho

Vanished.  Gone without a trace.  My sister is missing.  No one knows where she is.  Our family is very worried about her.  She has three children, and they miss their mother.  They are 6, 10, and 12 years old.  She went to the market one day in July of 2011 to buy food and never [...]

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SKYPE call to Nuba Mountains 3-24-2012 as reported by Apaulo

We were able to get our call through LAST weekend! The bombing continues. On Sunday, March 18, 2012, the Antonov dropped four bombs in Kalkada Village and killed one woman.  Her body was ripped to shreds and totally destroyed.  Her four children are now orphans.  Who will take care of them? On the same day, the [...]

Obama meets with Chinese President Hu Jintao on Sudan

Obama prioritizes Sudan at talks with China 03/28/12 By Shannon Orcutt On Monday, President Obama met with Chinese President Hu Jintao during the Nuclear Summit in Seoul, South Korea. During the President’s remarks before the meeting, Sudan was the only country mentioned outside of the context of nuclear proliferation. Earlier this month, George Clooney asked the President [...]

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Video: Besieged in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains

From the New York Times web site… The Op-Ed columnist Nicholas D. Kristof witnesses a growing humanitarian crisis in Sudan, where starving families in the Nuba Mountains are hiding in caves to escape bombing by Sudanese warplanes. View video Produced by Brent McDonald

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Week’s Summary: Interview with Contacts in Kauda 2/4/12

We have a few general updates this week before we get into our regular summary. First, we have a new contact in Kauda who, unlike all our other sources, will not be anonymous. His name is Kaluga and he serves as the Commissioner for the South Kordofan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission, which is a branch [...]

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Women’s Voices 1-28-2012

“Leaves.   And a little bit of sorghum,” was her answer.   I had asked her earlier, “What is your biggest need?”  She answered, “Food.”  “What did you eat today?” I asked.  “Leaves.  And a little bit of sorghum,” was her reply.   Her words still echo in my mind.  I look at my kitchen filled with a [...]

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Week’s Summary: Interview with Contacts in Kauda 1/28/12

I’d like to thank everyone following these reports. We welcome comments and feedback, and if you work with a diplomatic organization, advocacy group, aid organization, or other group involved in finding practical solutions to restarting a peace process or bringing aid to civilians in South Kordofan–please let us know how these reports can better serve [...]

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Women’s Voices 1-21-12

January 21, 2012 This week our conversation continued about the current conditions in the Nuba Mountains.  No women were able to participate in the conversation. Conditions continue to deteriorate.  A large number of women and children are in the hospital with malaria.  In fact, the gentleman with whom we were speaking told us that he [...]

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Week’s Summary: Interview with Contacts in Kauda 1/21/12

This past week there was a positive international diplomatic development–the US making a formal call for humanitarian aid and warning of coming starvation.  We need aid now and a cessation of all violence against civilians, but even this will not be enough to secure peace.  We also need calls for a true reconciliation process that [...]

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