Insecurity hampering relief efforts in South Kordofan

15 June, 2011 (Miraya FM)

The World Health Organization (WHO) says its warehouse and offices  have been broken into and medical supplies worth over US$180,000 US looted in Kadugli town in Sudan's South Kordofan state, where thousands of people have been displaced by continued clashes.

Humanitarian agencies are appealing to authorities in the region to allow air and road access in order to send aid to those uprooted from their homes.

Melissa Fleming, spokesperson forthe United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Tuesday humanitarian flights have been denied the authorization to land despite the United Nations agencies' efforts to secure such agreement. Land access has also been hampered by armed militiamen who have set up roadblocks, she added.

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