Some news organizations are just discovering this (see article below) and I am so happy they are! The more news organizations jump on this topic, the more likely it is that something will be done. The human suffering is beyond your wildest thoughts. Something must be done! What is going on in Sudan and South Sudan enrages me and would enrage anyone who knew about it. Targeting civilians! President Bashir continues to bomb his own people and the people of South Sudan….and he has banned aid deliveries! I was in Sudan and South Sudan in April with Reverend Franklin Graham and Samaritan’s Purse and I saw this with my own eyes and I have repeatedly blogged it here — so you, too, know about it. Reverend Graham and Samaritan’s Purse and some others are trying to care for the refugees – but the task is daunting.
You have seen the refugees in the pics posted her and while they are “lucky” in that they escaped his cruel bombing, they are suffering from malnutrition. Many of their family members have been murdered or raped or maimed. The pics on this posting were taken in April. I have no idea if either child is alive — obviously suffering from malnutrition – one made it to the refugee camp, the other did not…and was hiding out in a cave in the Nuba Mountains.
President Bashir is so cruel…imagine, not only targeting your innocent civilians, but BANNING aid delivery. Does he enjoy hearing about them starving? living on bugs and leaves? their skin sagging off their bodies as their organs continue to deteriorate from malnutrition? Is that fun for him?
Ex-UN envoy suspects war crimes in Sudan border conflict
By Hereward Holland
JUBA (Reuters) – Aerial bombardment and ground attacks by government forces in Sudan’s restive south are targeting civilians as well as armed rebels and may amount to war crimes, a former senior United Nations official said.
Mukesh Kapila was the U.N. head of mission in Sudan in 2003, when rebels in the country’s western Darfur region took up arms against the central government. The government mobilized troops and allied militias there to put down the revolt.
Hundreds of thousands died in the ensuing conflict, many of them civilians caught in the fighting or struck down by disease.
Returning to Sudan this month, Kapila said he went on a ten-day tour of rebel-held areas in South Kordofan and Blue Nile border states and found evidence of abuses that amounted to systematic ethnic cleansing.
“What’s happened over the last two odd years … is basically exactly the same tactics as Darfur except in the interim period the technology of war has improved,” Kapila told Reuters in an interview.
Sudan’s government insists its forces have committed no war crimes but says the rebels have sown chaos in South Kordofan and Blue Nile and are guilty of grave abuses.
Asked to comment on Kapila’s findings, Rabie Abdelatie, a senior member of the ruling National Congress Party in Khartoum, said they were “completely incorrect”.
“The government’s responsibility is to protect civilians,” said Abdelatie.
Armed revolts broke out in South Kordofan and Blue Nile around the time neighboring South Sudan declared independence in 2011.
On his 1,000 km (620 mile) tour of the southern regions, Kapila said he saw burned villages and bomb craters far from any fighting. He said government bombing had struck a blow to farming, causing severe food shortages, and hundreds of thousands of civilians had been displaced.
Sudan’s government has banned aid deliveries even though it signed an agreement on the aid with the U.N. and the rebels in August. Khartoum CLICK HERE