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Sudan: Civilians caught in unending crisis in Southern Kordofan

    This briefing focuses on attacks against civilians in Southern Kordofan’s Nuba Mountain region, and the additional hardship they continue to face due to the lack of humanitarian
    assistance and displacement. It is based on research carried out by Amnesty International during a mission to Yida and Pariang refugee camps in Unity State, South Sudan, and to
    SPLA-N controlled areas of Southern Kordofan in January 2013. Interviews were carried out with scores of civilians in refugee camps in Unity State and in the SPLA-N controlled areas of Southern Kordofan. Meetings were also held with the UN refugee agency - UNHCR, international NGOs, members of the SPLA-N, and national human rights monitors in SPLA-N controlled areas.

    Amnesty International was unable to travel to government-controlled areas of Southern Kordofan, due to Sudan’s long-standing denial of access to international human rights
    organizations. Amnesty International has been denied access to Sudan since 2006.