Nimne

February 9, 2002

Government bombing of Nimne in WUN kills five, including an MSF nurse, James Koang Mar. Nimne was hit hard. Systematic looting of the civilian population and all aid agencies compounds. This resulted in the cancellation of a Kalazar programme.
Perpetrator: GoS
Reference: HRW 2003: 370, 561; MSF press release, “Medical supplies and village deliberately looted in Nimne, Western Upper Nile,” Nairobi, February 11, 2002; MSF press release, “MSF Denounces Killing of Aid Worker and Civilians in Southern Sudan,” Nairobi/New York, February 15, 2002; MSF-Holland, “Summary of Events: Nimne, Western Upper Nile,” Nairobi, February 2002. The MSF press releases were only picked up by the U.N. Integrated Regional Information Network in Nairobi: “Sudan: Medical team flee troop movements in Bentiu area,” IRIN, Nairobi, February 7, 2002; “Sudan: Medical center in Bentiu area ‘systematically looted,’” IRIN, Nairobi, February 12, 2002; “Sudan: MSF worker and four civilians killed in Bentiu area,” IRIN, Nairobi, February 18, 2002; MSF 2002: 29; ”Depopulating Sudan´s Oil Regions”, p 10; Aktbilaga 640, p 105; Aktbilaga 645, p 50; Aktbilaga 765, p 30