CURRENT CRISIS IN THE NUBA MOUNTAINS (SOUTH KORDOFAN)
After South Sudan gained its independence on July 9th, the government in Khartoum began another brutal repression of the Nuba people living in South Kordofan. UN, and other reports, speak of mass killings of civilians, indiscriminate bombing, burning of churches and persecution of opponents to the Islamist regime led by the dictator Omar al-Bashir. Bashir is under indictment by the ICC for war crimes in Darfur. He is now recreating that genocide in the Nuba Mountains.
This crisis prevents Nuba Water Project from working on water projects in the Nuba Mountains at this time. We have turned our attention to the support of the Nuba people trapped in the conflict zone and refugees fleeing across the new border to South Sudan. Proceeds from the 2011 Walk for Sudan provided what survivors have told us are their most essential needs: water, medicine, salt, and soap. Read more about this in the other article.
SALT, SOAP, AND MEDICINE DELIVERED TO THE NUBA MOUNTAINS
Overcoming all obstacles, George Tuto, co-founder and board member of Nuba Water Project, successfully delivered almost $20,000 of relief supplies to desperate people in Sudan. An early November trip that was supposed to take three weeks stretched out to three months, as George wrestled with issues related to supplies, paperwork, transportation, and attacks by the Sudanese government on the people he aimed to help in the Nuba Mountains.