Thursday, 21 July 2011

Sudan and Somalia 2107. Terrorists holding people's Souls.

This Al Shabab, Organisation, called themselves Revolutionists, is good example of the Arab Dictators Regimes, that treat their people as wastes. The Foreign, Human Organisations, has to negotiate with them to allow food supplies to reach their own people, who are suffering from starvation, and Famine. Those outlaws, pirating out on the Oceans, and forcing ransoms, on the World Companies with Billions, and their own people starving to death. How the World would give help to these people, while those in control of the Country, are abducting and kidnapping, the Foreigners and anything moving near their Local Territories. There should something to be done , to end the Misery of these people, and the Country retains its credibility, and Sovereignty, to allow the world, put an end to the people's Misery.


Aid agencies deal with terrorists to reach Somalia's starving

By Tim Lister and Barbara Starr, CNN
July 21, 2011 -- Updated 1151 GMT (1951 HKT)

Organisations has

to negotiate with the Terrorists to let supplies of food to go in.

Famine on the Horn
Millions face famine in Somalia

Oxfam in providing help at the Horn of Africa

(CNN) -- The United Nations airlifted emergency supplies to help children in southern Somalia after Islamist rebels pledged to lift an aid ban they had imposed in areas under their control in the war-ravaged nation.
Somalia is battling its worst drought in 60 years, sending scores walking for days to neighboring Ethiopia and Kenya in search of food and water.
Earlier this month, Al-Shabaab pledged to lift a ban and allow aid agencies in areas under rebel control to avoid a humanitarian disaster.
The al Qaeda proxy banned foreign aid organizations from operating in the country in 2009, accusing them of being anti-Muslim.
The children's organization said it has delivered aid to limited areas by road during the ban, but has not been able to airlift supplies until late last week.
"UNICEF has airlifted emergency nutrition supplies and water-related equipment to Baidoa, Bay region in southern Somalia, as part of its life-saving interventions to assist drought-affected children in Somalia," the United Nations Children's Fund said in a statement.
Kristin Davis talks Africa food crisis
The south is home to about 80% of the nation's malnourished children, the organization said.
Deliveries included medicine and equipment to supply clean water in Baidoa, according to the U.N.
"We are ready to work anywhere in Somalia, provided we get unhindered access to reach the most vulnerable children in need," the children's organization said.
Al-Shabaab said it has formed a committee to deal with the drought, and urged aid groups to coordinate relief actions with the committee for access and assistance.
Aid agencies estimate that 10 million people in Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Uganda and Somalia are at risk of famine.
Conflict in Somalia is adding to the problem as government forces battle militants in the capital of Mogadishu. The Horn of Africa nation has not had an effective government for two decades.

U.N. report describes widespread violence in Sudan

By the CNN Wire Staff
July 16, 2011 -- Updated 0300 GMT (1100 HKT)

The Satellite Sentinel Project says it has visual evidence of mass graves in South Kordofan.

New York (CNN) -- A United Nations report details new allegations of violence, including perhaps mass graves, in the volatile border state of Southern Kordofan in Sudan.
Reported incidents include aerial attacks that killed civilians, attacks on churches, arbitrary arrests, abductions and house-to-house searches, said the report.
"The allegations contained in the report are extremely grave," said Philippe Bolopion of Human Rights Watch. "This report provides only a small window on what's happening in Southern Kordofan."
Reliable information about what is going on in the region is hard to come by. Due to the expiration of the mandate for the U.N. mission in Sudan, U.N. peacekeeping officials have no access to the affected areas.
"The Sudanese government is essentially kicking the U.N. out," Bolopion said. "This should raise a red flag."
Southern Kordofan, which remains a territory of the Sudanese government in the north, borders South Sudan. The report suggests that the Sudanese government has carried out extensive human rights violations in the territory that may qualify as war crimes.
"I am increasingly alarmed by the mounting allegations of mass graves in South Kordofan, Sudan, and of reported disappearances of civilians, targeting of people on an ethnic basis, and extra-judicial killings," Valerie Amos, the U.N. undersecretary-general humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, said in a statement.
Since the fighting began on June 6, U.N. humanitarian agencies have asked the government of Sudan for access to the people of South Kordofan, but the requests have been denied, she said.
Though some humanitarian agencies have been given limited access to Kadugli, which is the capital of South Kordofan state, the restrictions "are seriously impeding our ability to assist people in need," she said. "We know that many of the 1.4 million residents within the affected areas will increasingly need humanitarian aid. We know that at least 73,000 people were displaced by the fighting, though we suspect that the actual number is much higher."
U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice told the Security Council on Wednesday that the displacements occurred as a result of fighting between lingering rebel remnants and Sudanese soldiers in Southern Kordofan.
"Both parties need to agree immediately to a cessation of hostilities," she said. "The violence, the human-rights abuses and the deliberate obstruction of access for humanitarian agencies must end."
The restrictions on access mean that little is known about those who have fled to mountain areas, Amos said. "We do not know whether there is any truth to the grave allegations of extra-judicial killings, mass graves and other grave violations in South Kordofan."
Amos briefed the Security Council Friday on the violence. "I am increasingly alarmed by the mounting allegations of mass graves in South Kordofan," she said in a statement.
"There are secondary sources on the existence of mass graves," Ivan Simonovic, the U.N. assistant secretary-general for human rights, told reporters Friday.
Simonovic added that eight U.N. staff members have been abducted in Southern Kordofan and a ninth was shot in the leg.
The report highlights attacks on the civilian settlements in the Nuba mountains, home to the Christian minority who fought alongside the south in its long struggle for independence.
An independent contractor detained in late June by the Sudanese Armed Forces reported having seen some 150 bodies of people of Nuban descent scattered on the grounds of a military compound in Umbattah.
And the Satellite Sentinel Project reported Wednesday that its work has revealed "visual evidence of mass graves in South Kordofan. ... The evidence found by SSP is consistent with allegations that the Sudan Armed Forces and northern militias have engaged in a campaign of killing civilians."
The project is based on the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative's analysis of satellite imagery and witness reports.
"Those responsible for the violation of international human rights and humanitarian law should be held accountable," said Security Council President and German Ambassador Peter Wittig.
The report, which the Security Council requested, recommends an independent inquiry into human-rights abuses and a possible referral to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.
It comes as the Republic of South Sudan, which seceded from the north on July 9, was welcomed this week as the 193rd member state of the United Nations.
Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, head of the mission of the government of South Sudan, danced in celebration shortly after the country's new flag took its place among the others at U.N. headquarters in New York.
But the independence celebrations came with worries, given that the Sudanese government demanded an end to peacekeeping operations in the region.

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