Tuesday, May 24, 2011

South Sudan: North Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) fought against Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and seized Abyei town, 15000 fled

Elisabeth Byrs, spokeswoman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, said: “We have a rough estimate of 15,000 people displaced in and around Agok town.”

Agok is about 40 kilometres (25 miles) south of Abyei. Abyei, claimed by both north and south, was due to vote on its future alongside a referendum on independence for the south.

However, it did not hold the poll due to disagreements over who was eligible to vote.On Sunday it was seized by northern troops. The UN said that the situation in Abyei remained volatile.

The News: … udan%27s+Abyei%3A+UN



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