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March 6, 1999 | Religion News Service
Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey and Cardinal Basil Hume, archbishop of Westminster, have sent an unusual joint letter to British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook asking his support for action by the United Nations to end the civil war in Sudan. Their plea was made in response to a letter to Cook from the bishops of the Anglican Church of Sudan, sent from their recent meeting in Nairobi. Conditions in Sudan are such that the bishops have to meet outside their country.
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March 30, 2001 | Associated Press
More than 3 million people in Sudan are threatened by famine, and thousands could die by July, the U.N. World Food Program warned Thursday. A severe drought has added to the misery caused by an 18-year civil war and previous famines that have left 2 million people dead and more than 4 million displaced, said Massoud Hyder, the WFP's representative in Sudan.
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NEWS
January 18, 1991 | Associated Press
The United Nations has postponed a hunger relief drive for more than 7 million people in Sudan, fearing anti-U.N. riots in that Iraqi-allied East African nation, officials said Thursday. Officials speaking on condition of anonymity said a senior U.N. official who was expected to travel to Khartoum, Sudan's capital, has delayed his trip for safety reasons. The U.S.-allied force that attacked Iraq on Thursday was acting under a U.N. resolution authorizing use of force.
NEWS
August 3, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
The United Nations said it is investigating allegations that the government of Sudan used chemical weapons in a bombing raid, after three U.N. relief workers as well as villagers fell sick. A spokeswoman for the U.N. World Food Program said three of its workers stopped briefly in the town of Lainya in rebel-held southern Sudan last week, three days after it was bombed by a high-altitude plane.
NEWS
June 17, 1991 | Associated Press
The government has approved a U.N. plan to airdrop relief supplies to tens of thousands of Sudanese refugees in the war-weary nation's south, a U.N. official said Sunday. The refugees were forced to return home from neighboring Ethiopia after the ouster of former President Mengistu Haile Mariam, who was the main supporter of the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army. The rebels have been fighting in southern Sudan for autonomy since 1983. James Ingram, executive director of the U.N.
NEWS
October 1, 1992 | From Associated Press
Twelve aid workers helping thousands of refugees in southern Sudan were withdrawn Wednesday, and a U.N. official said they will not be returned until warring factions can guarantee their safety. On Tuesday, officials confirmed that rebels had killed a U.N. employee and a Norwegian free-lance journalist. Two other relief workers were missing. Thomas Ekvall, the head of U.N.
NEWS
June 11, 1994 | Reuters
Sudanese rebels have hijacked a relief aid barge steaming down the White Nile, taking prisoner the 11 U.N. staff on board, the United Nations said Friday. Spokesman Joe Sills said radio contact with the barge, filled with food, was lost four days ago as it attempted to deliver relief supplies to people living in both government and Sudanese People Liberation Army-controlled areas. U.N.-leased planes subsequently spotted the barge and confirmed that the U.N. staff was being held prisoner.
NEWS
August 3, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
The United Nations said it is investigating allegations that the government of Sudan used chemical weapons in a bombing raid, after three U.N. relief workers as well as villagers fell sick. A spokeswoman for the U.N. World Food Program said three of its workers stopped briefly in the town of Lainya in rebel-held southern Sudan last week, three days after it was bombed by a high-altitude plane.
NEWS
March 30, 2001 | Associated Press
More than 3 million people in Sudan are threatened by famine, and thousands could die by July, the U.N. World Food Program warned Thursday. A severe drought has added to the misery caused by an 18-year civil war and previous famines that have left 2 million people dead and more than 4 million displaced, said Massoud Hyder, the WFP's representative in Sudan.
NEWS
February 7, 1997 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Sudan Airways planes parked in neat rows at Khartoum's sand-swept, palm-fringed airport represent the most practical way to get around this vast, undeveloped country. But a U.N. Security Council vote coming up soon could leave these aircraft grounded for a long time. With the support of the United States, the council is expected to decide in the next few weeks to finally implement a resolution passed in August banning foreign air travel by Sudanese aircraft.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1999 | Religion News Service
Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey and Cardinal Basil Hume, archbishop of Westminster, have sent an unusual joint letter to British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook asking his support for action by the United Nations to end the civil war in Sudan. Their plea was made in response to a letter to Cook from the bishops of the Anglican Church of Sudan, sent from their recent meeting in Nairobi. Conditions in Sudan are such that the bishops have to meet outside their country.
NEWS
February 7, 1997 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Sudan Airways planes parked in neat rows at Khartoum's sand-swept, palm-fringed airport represent the most practical way to get around this vast, undeveloped country. But a U.N. Security Council vote coming up soon could leave these aircraft grounded for a long time. With the support of the United States, the council is expected to decide in the next few weeks to finally implement a resolution passed in August banning foreign air travel by Sudanese aircraft.
NEWS
June 11, 1994 | Reuters
Sudanese rebels have hijacked a relief aid barge steaming down the White Nile, taking prisoner the 11 U.N. staff on board, the United Nations said Friday. Spokesman Joe Sills said radio contact with the barge, filled with food, was lost four days ago as it attempted to deliver relief supplies to people living in both government and Sudanese People Liberation Army-controlled areas. U.N.-leased planes subsequently spotted the barge and confirmed that the U.N. staff was being held prisoner.
NEWS
October 1, 1992 | From Associated Press
Twelve aid workers helping thousands of refugees in southern Sudan were withdrawn Wednesday, and a U.N. official said they will not be returned until warring factions can guarantee their safety. On Tuesday, officials confirmed that rebels had killed a U.N. employee and a Norwegian free-lance journalist. Two other relief workers were missing. Thomas Ekvall, the head of U.N.
NEWS
June 17, 1991 | Associated Press
The government has approved a U.N. plan to airdrop relief supplies to tens of thousands of Sudanese refugees in the war-weary nation's south, a U.N. official said Sunday. The refugees were forced to return home from neighboring Ethiopia after the ouster of former President Mengistu Haile Mariam, who was the main supporter of the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army. The rebels have been fighting in southern Sudan for autonomy since 1983. James Ingram, executive director of the U.N.
NEWS
January 18, 1991 | Associated Press
The United Nations has postponed a hunger relief drive for more than 7 million people in Sudan, fearing anti-U.N. riots in that Iraqi-allied East African nation, officials said Thursday. Officials speaking on condition of anonymity said a senior U.N. official who was expected to travel to Khartoum, Sudan's capital, has delayed his trip for safety reasons. The U.S.-allied force that attacked Iraq on Thursday was acting under a U.N. resolution authorizing use of force.
WORLD
April 16, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Sudan has signed an agreement with the United Nations and the African Union that defines their respective roles in Darfur, Saudi Arabia's official news agency reported. No details about the agreement were provided. The United Nations and Sudan agreed in November on a three-stage plan to deploy U.N. peacekeepers to help the understaffed and under-equipped African Union force in the Sudanese region of Darfur.
WORLD
August 9, 2004 | From Associated Press
Arab countries said Sunday that Sudan's government needs more time to end the crisis in its Darfur region, where state-backed ethnic Arab militias are accused of killing thousands of black villagers. The 22-member Arab League, which held an emergency meeting Sunday on Darfur, also rejected "threats of military intervention in the region or imposing any sanctions on Sudan." Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo offered to host peace talks to resolve the humanitarian crisis spawned by the fighting.
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