North and South Sudan urged to stop fighting in Kordofan state

WFP food assistance being offloaded from a truck at a distribution site in the South Kordofan capital Kadugli.

Forces of north and South Sudan have been urged once again by the United Nations to stop fighting.

Ongoing clashes in the state has forced thousands of civilians to flee their homes in Kadugli, the capital of South Kordofan state.

The UN mission in Sudan says that the security and humanitarian situations in the state remain of great concern as a military build-up continues in various strategic locations.

UN spokesman Martin Nesirky has more.

"In Kauda, the Mission says that the Sudanese Armed Forces yesterday dropped at least seven bombs approximately 500 meters from the airstrip. No casualties were reported.

The Mission reiterates its call on the parties to the conflict to cease hostilities and military operations, which are endangering the lives of tens of thousands of civilians."

Meanwhile, the United Nations and its partners have distributed food to 31,500 people in South Kordofan State but say they need to have access to all the affected areas to deliver humanitarian aid to the displaced population.

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