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|August 7, 2010|
Sudanese authorities are still barring humanitarian assistance to Kalma in south Darfur.
Kalma camp, located near Nyala, the capital of South Darfur, is home to over 90,000 people, most of whom are supporters of the Sudan Liberation Movement led by rebel leader Abdel Wahid Al-Nur. Since August 2 authorities have surrounded the camp.
In its daily briefing of Thursday the peacekeeping mission confirmed the blockade saying that “aid groups still await permission to enter the camp.” The UNAMID also reported that the displaced are being exposed to heavy rainfall “increasing fears of health risks”.
Martin Nesirky, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General Friday limply confirmed the denial of humanitarian worker access to the camp on Friday, saying,
“There is still no access. -- Clearly, we would wish that to change.”
People from Kalma reached this week by the Sudan Tribune said residents inside the camp are suffering from lack of food.