The social history of the Republic of the Sudan

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Appeal for Sudan
Sudan Infonet, press release, 6 Feburary 1998. A major humanitarian disaster is unfolding in the Southern Sudan region of Bahr el Ghazal and we are appealing to the international community to put pressure on the Government of Sudan (GOS) to allow Operation Lifeline Sudan (OLS) and other NGOs to fly in food aid to that region.
UN Warns Potential Tragedy in Southern Sudan
From sidahmed, 10 February 1998. As of February 4, the government of the Sudan denies humanitarian agencies access to recently displaced populations by suspending all flights into the Bahr el Ghazal Region of the southern Sudan. The flights ban covers almost half of the population of the southern Sudan and has a serious impact, not only on the war-affected population, but also on hundreds of thousands of women and children living in Bahr el Ghazal, one of the most deprived areas in the South.
Year later, US attack on factory still hurts Sudan
By Jonathan Belke, The Boston Globe, 22 August 1999. The US Tomahawk cruise missile attack on the $100 million El-Shifa Pharmaceuticals factory in North Khartoum, Sudan. Without the lifesaving medicine it produced, Sudan’s death toll from the bombing has risen. A year later, there is not a shred of evidence suggesting that the pharmaceutical plant in Sudan produced nerve gas. The attack gives whole new meaning to the phrase crimes against humanity.
International Relief Groups Pull Out of Sudan
By Steven Mufson, Washington Post, Tuesday 29 February 2000. About a dozen international relief agencies have begun to pull out of southern Sudan rather than agree to operate under terms imposed by a rebel army, and refugee workers warned that the dispute would endanger hundreds of thousands of people already facing famine.
Largest Internally Displaced Population in the World
UN Integrated Regional Information Network, 23 June 2001. Worsening violence among pro-government factions and between pro-Khartoum and rebel forces had created large new population upheavals in the state, where Sudanese government restrictions were preventing regular deliveries of relief supplies. Sudan was also hosting 385,000 refugees from neighbouring countries, including 350,000 from Eritrea.