'Unpredictable' situation in Sudan's South Kordofan region

Kadugli residents gathered outside UNMIS compound to seek shelter after fighting broke out in the town during the first week of June.

The situation in Sudan's South Kordofan region remains 'unpredictable' as heavy bombardments continue in and around the main towns of Kadugli and Delami, the UN's humanitarian agency OCHA says.

More than 2,000 people have been reportedly displaced from Delami, a town 100 kilometers north-east from Kadugli.

Assessments are ongoing to determine their needs, according to Elisabeth Byrs the OCHA spokesperson.

"A preliminary assessment in Kadugli town shows that the most urgent needs are for food, water, shelter, and medical services for the displaced. Humanitarian workers also report that key roads and bridges that were heavily damaged need repair and mine clearing activities are urgently needed."

Byrs adds that humanitarian agencies still do not have full access to the region although they have established a presence in Kadugli town.

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Related Story: http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=39017&Cr=southern+kordofan&Cr1=sudan

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