March 30, 2012 (KHARTOUM) — The US Senate on Thursday adopted unanimously a resolution urging the Sudanese government to authorize aid groups to work in the areas held by Sudanese rebels but also asked the warring parties to cease hostilities.
The bipartisan resolution demands Khartoum to allow “immediate and unrestricted” humanitarian access to Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan states where the Sudan people’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) fight the government forces since June 2011.
The fight affected hundreds of thousands of civilians and many fled the war zones however the Sudanese government refuses to establish humanitarian camps for the displaced population in the areas under its control to avoid a repetition of Darfur camps where many camps are controlled by the rebel suppers.
Khartoum also refuses to give a green light to international aid workers to access the areas held by the SPLM-N rebels mainly in the Nuba Mountains. The government says the rebel hold civilians hostages and prevent them to move from the war areas, but many move to the refugees camps in South Sudan.
“I am pleased the Senate has joined the United Nations and others in the international community in calling on the Sudanese government to allow desperately needed humanitarian assistance