Leer

16 July 1998
Village of Leer attacked. WFP was distributing food and many residents had returned since the last attack on the village.
Perpetrator: Forces of Matiep
Reference: HRW 2003: 148, 152; “Aid Workers Hiding in Bush after Sending SOS,” AFP, Nairobi, July 16, 1998; WFP, “Sudan Daily Bulletin No. 10, July 18-20, 1998,” Rome, July 20, 1998; “Civilians Displaced by Sudan Fights,” AP, Khartoum, July 27, 1998; Michael Wal, interview, August 18, 1999; William Magany, interview, August 18, 1999; Isaac Magok, interview, August 14, 1999; Alfred Taban, “Pro-government Factions Clash in Sudan,” Reuters, Khartoum, July 7, 1998; “Inter-faction Fighting Reported in Southern Sudan,” AFP, Khartoum, July 7, 1998; “Pro-government Factional Fighting Still Rages in South Sudan,” AFP, Khartoum, July 12, 1998; HRW 2003: 155; WFP press release, “WFP Executive Director Catherine Bertini Calls on International Community to Help End Fighting in Southern Sudan,” New York, July 10, 1998. Other WFP press releases included: “WFP Staff Evacuated Safely Out of South Sudan After Out-running Militia Attack,” Nairobi, July 18, 1998; “WFP Issues Urgent Appeal for Funds to Expand Emergency Food Aid to Needy Sudanese,” Rome, July 27, 1998



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