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Khartoum - 21 Feb 2012

Umma Party leader: South Kordofan and Blue Nile situation 'miserable'

Leader of the opposition Umma Party, Sadiq al-Mahdi has described the humanitarian situation in the conflict affected areas of South Kordofan and Blue Nile state as 'miserable'.

Al-Mahdi pledged support for the joint proposal by the UN and African Union to deliver humanitarian aid to the areas.

In a statement the Umma Party leader appealed to the Sudanese government and the SPLM-N to allow the common effort to carry oput a relief operation.

He said the situation cannot be delayed and requires immediate action.