UN relief official in Sudan calls for end to violence in KadugliListen /
The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan is urging the Sudanese government and rebel forces to stop violence in Kadugli in South Kordofan State.
Ali Al-Za'tari says he is deeply concerned about the escalation of fighting in and around Kadugli where there was an exchange of shelling on Tuesday morning and afternoon.
Charles Appel reports.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, Mr. Al-Za'tari says at least one child died and others were wounded in a shelling by the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-N or (SPLM-N).
He describes it as a counter-shelling for the firing of five shells at Kadugli on 8 October.
Two of those shells landed in the UNICEF compound while others caused civilian deaths and injuries among the inhabitants.
Mr. Al-Za'tari calls for an end to the fighting stressing that lives have been lost on both sides and that many people have been victimized by the lack of access to basic necessities and normal life.
He urges the Sudanese government and the SPLM-N to implement a plan of action of the UN, the Arab League and the African Union for the delivery of relief aid to civilians affected by war in South Kordofan and Blue Nile States.
Charles Appel, United Nations