World again turns blind eye to Sudan

From Global development | The Guardian Thu Dec 20 2012, 05:27:23

Khartoum is attacking its own civilians, and people in South Kordofan are asking why the outside world is just standing by

An eerie silence suddenly descends upon Kauda's market as people scan the skies for the source of the distant yet all-too-familiar throb of Soviet-manufactured plane engines.

"Antonov!" the cry goes out, and people scatter, diving into the nearest hole or scrambling for cover wherever they can. After a few minutes the engines fade and people get up, dust themselves off and attempt to get on with what passes for normality for the beleaguered inhabitants of Sudan's Nuba mountains.

"Women and children usually constitute the largest number of casualties from these bombing raids," says Ahmed Kafi, local co-ordinator for one of the few international NGOs that still maintains a presence on the ground. "Most of the men and older children learned long ago to take cover when they hear an Antonov approaching, but the younger ones often run in panic and there is nothing in the world that can prevent a mother from chasing after her children."

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