Humanitarian supplies looted in Abyei town of Sudan

Unidentified men looted from WFP in Abyei

Unidentified men looted from WFP in Abyei

Premises of United Nations agencies and non-governmental organizations in the Sudanese town of Abyei have been ransacked and stocks of emergency relief items looted.

The items include medical supplies, surgical equipment and 800 metric tons of food, enough to feed 50,000 people for three months.

Humanitarian organizations are scaling up their operations to help tens of thousands of civilians who have fled violence in the town.

Jumbe Omari Jumbe from the International Organization for Migration says his agency is coordinating the efforts to help the displaced people.

"IOM is providing trucks, essential non-food relief items, fuel and medicine to support humanitarian operations there. Reports suggest that tens of thousands of internally displaced people have poured into Southern Sudan’s Warrap, Unity and Northern Bahr El Ghazal states. Many are in need of food and water and with recent heavy rains may be vulnerable to water-borne disease and infections."

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