Sudan: The Limits of Intervention

On November 10, the Sudanese military bombed arefugee camp in the newly-separated state of Southern Sudan. Just four monthsafter the two countries split, the strikes-which hit the Yida refugee camp thathouses some 20,000 people-were the most visible signs yet of the rising tensionbetween Khartoum and the nascent government in Juba. They aren't the firstindications however; reports of attacks on civilians by the Sudanese army havebeen coming in sinceJune.The violence has been particularly striking in the northern states of Blue Nileand South Kordofan, where the UN High Commission for Refugees says that 28,700 peoplehave been displaced in the last two months.

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