JULY 27, 2009: Hundreds Flee from LRA Rebel Attacks

UN Aid Workers Join Assessment Team in South in Wake of Rebel Attacks

SOURCE: UN News Service

United Nations humanitarian workers have taken part in a joint assessment mission in a border area of southern Sudan where hundreds of people have fled recent attacks by the notorious rebel group known as the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).

A team comprising representatives of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP), as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other UN aid partners, visited two camps last week in Western Equatoria state that are home to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs)...

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