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SLM al-Nur accuses Sudan army of denying humanitarian access


Some 63,000 IDPs sought refuge in a safe zone adjacent to UNAMID's team site in Sortoni, North Darfur on 23 April 2016 (Photo UNAMID/Mohamed al-Mahady)
February 27, 2020 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan Liberation Movement led by Abdel Wahid al-Nur (SLM-AW) accused the Sudanese army of denying international aid groups from reaching war-affected civilians in the Jebel Marra area.

"On Monday, February 24, 2020, the Khartoum government forces in the Sarnog region prevented UNOCHA and a number of international organizations and UN agencies from reaching the SLM/A-AW controlled areas of Manbo and Darsa, where are thousands of civilians in dire need for humanitarian assistance and health care".

The Khartoum forces have given no reason to explain the ban of access to these humanitarian organizations, further said the armed group.

The SLM-AW is not taking part in the ongoing peace process in Juba between the transitional government and the armed groups.

The exiled group leader al-Nur recently said he would launch an initiative for a peace conference inside the country.

"The Khartoum government must stop these actions and not play with fire," said the statement before calling to allow access for humanitarian relief to civilians in need.


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  • 28 February 11:09, by Fathi

    Is Abdel Wahid even in Sudan right now? I noticed a tweet of him speaking to a little crowd in Darfur a couple weeks ago. I’m guessing he returned to Kampala. He needs to stop smuggling gold and actually get serious about peace. If all the armed groups agreed to participate in peace talks & he’s the only 1 that declined, he is the problem.

    • 28 February 11:13, by Fathi

      If we are able to achieve peace with the SPLM-N (50/50 chance) and the rest of the armed groups in Darfur (probable), then he will be forced to come & agree to peace. Especially since Sudan relations with Israel & US are improving. Who knows, maybe Israel will close his office out there.

      • 28 February 11:13, by Fathi

        I also know Netanyahu is eager to return the refugees from Darfur.

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