Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, warned the U.N. Security Council

…January17, 2012 “It is the United States’ firm belief that, if the government of Sudan does not allow immediate meaningful humanitarian access to the conflict zones in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile so life saving humanitarian assistance can be provided to civilians in need, we will likely see famine conditions in parts of Sudan,”   [...]

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SKYPE Call January 14, 2012

Starvation in Kouda continues to threaten with existing food supplies forecasted to exhaust by the end of February 2012.  Daily bombings continue but without reported injuries.  Additional stress has been created on Kouda with IDP’s (Internally Displaced People) arriving with the unrealized hope of food, clean water and medical care.  The people of Kouda have shared what [...]

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January 14, 2012 Womens Report

When I spoke with Zanab, she told me, “There is almost no food.”  Those words were repeated over and over again.  ALMOST NO FOOD!   “We have one small meal a day.”  “We walk three hours to find water.”  “The fear of the bombs and missiles causes us to have miscarriages.”“My friend gave birth by the [...]

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Week’s Summary: 1/7/12 Interview with Kauda

It’s been a few weeks since we’ve had a report. We regret the brief hiatus. In response to some requests from aid and activist groups in the US, this week we’ll be focusing a bit more on stories. So, I’d like to (again) frame the report with a few comments. 1) I fear that stories of [...]

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Week’s Summary: Interview with Contacts in Kauda on 11/5/11

This is our second call to our contacts in Kauda.  Before we go further, we’d like to explain what we’re up to and hope to accomplish… We realize the audiences for these posts may be diverse–international aid workers, government and policy workers, bloggers, activists, or Sudanese diaspora of one stripe or another.  For this reason we [...]

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Week’s Summary: Interview with Contacts in Kauda on 12/10/11

This week’s report covers December 3rd through the 10th 1. Bombing Report- as you’ll see below, there have been a few missiles launched into the area–our sources generally report that these seem to be incendiary, that they are hitting the mountains where people had previously been hiding in caves, and that the resulting fires (it’s currently [...]

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Week’s Summary: Interview with Contacts in Kauda on 11/26/11

Week of November 21 through 26 Discussion with women from Kouda Note: this was our first conversation with these sources as a result of which there are added questions of credibility. We hope to speak with these sources again, though, and after receiving some instruction we expect their information will be more reliable and verifiable.  [...]

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Nuba Women’s Voices

I talk first-hand each week with women who are trapped in the Nuba Mountains conflict. The women are left alone in their villages with the children.  They have nowhere to go.  All roads to and from their villages are blocked by armed militia.  No food is allowed to enter the villages.  No water.  No medicines.  [...]

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Week’s Summary: Interview with Contacts in Kauda on 11/12/11

1. Bombings for the week of November 6th through 12th In and around Kauda there were just two bombings last week. (Not counting the bombing in the South Sudan town of Yida) The first bombing was on the 7th in Kauda. It took place at 11:00am and one woman was injured. The plane was an [...]

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