Government, rebels agree to allow flow of relief aid to all regions

January 20, 2003

The government and the people's movement [rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement SPLM] have agreed to allow continuation of the activities of Lifeline Sudan in southern part of the country.

The two sides also stressed the need to allow delivery of relief aid to the needy in all parts of the country.

The official spokesman of the SPLM, Yasir Arman, told Al- Khartoum [newspaper] that the government and SPLM, in the last meeting of the technical committee for relief supply which concluded its meetings yesterday in Nairobi, agreed that relief work should include both eastern Sudan, (Kassala State), and southern Blue Nile State regions.

The two sides also guaranteed the continuation of relief flow in Nuba Mountains in accordance with the cease-fire agreement signed between them in Switzerland last year....