The government of Sudan forces attack civilians in the Nuba Mountains.

The government of Sudan forces attack civilians in the Nuba Mountains.

Nuba Relief Rehabilitation and Development Organization


The GoS oppressive regime has once again unleashed its barbaric military
forces against the civil population in the Nuba Mountains.

On the 22nd May 2001 the government forces attacked Kauda from eight

The attacking forces burnt down villages of Ndurdu, Komo, Kajama, Kurbera,
Shawaya, Kambara and Dangir in Heiban county causing displacement of 5,000
families in a situation where the area experienced significant crop failure
as a result of rainfall shortage last year.

Two days later the GoS dropped five bombs at random on villages at Lumon in
Nagoban county.

It is worth noting that the target of the GoS attack was to depopulate the
area and to disrupt any humanitarian assistance to the area, by closing the
landing airstrip at Kauda.

In this attack two old women were burnt alive in their Tukuls and the
attacking forces were repulsed by the Sudan People Liberation Army (SPLA) in
the area.

More than 26,000 civilians (5,000 families) face acute food shortage, has no
shelter and cooking pots.

Also the attacking forces burnt 8,110 huts, killed 22, wounded 15 and
abducted 1,637 civilians.

We take this opportunity to appeal to all humanitarian NGOs and individuals
of good will to aid these vulnerable people.

The Sudan government continues to block efforts of the United Nations to
assist the people of Nuba Mountains.

We also call upon all the human rights organisations to condemn these
barbaric attacks on villages and the cowardly burning of the elderly and
aerial bombardment of civilians. Neroun Philip Executive Director