June 24, 2005

Central government bombs Beja rebels

Eastern Front rebels announce that casualties fill hospitals in Tokar and Port Sudan after air raids. Fighting on the ground was active for a few days. Also noted was the largest raid in years by the rebels against three barracks in Tokar. They attacked a military post on June 19 in Dolabyai, southeast of Tokar. This occurred after the central government made a peace deal with the National Democratic Alliance the previous week. The Eastern Front has been part of the NDA. To diffuse the rebellion, the government offered $88 million to develop east Sudan. Military officials deny any bombing from the air.


June 15, 2005

Food aid given in Halaib and Sinkat regions

WFP's partner, Sudanese Red Crescent, distributed over 675 tons of
assorted commodities to 30,035 beneficiaries under Food-For-Recovery
activities in different locations in Halaieb and Sinkat localities in
Red Sea State. Another 2 tons of commodities were provided through the
Ministry of Health and ACF to more than 1,245 beneficiaries in
supplementary feeding centres in Port Sudan town.