All Africa, 20 May 2008.
United Nations (UN) agencies and NGOs have started distributing food and clean water to tens of thousands of people who fled fighting in the disputed Sudanese town of Abyei.
The Humanitarian Coordinator for Southern Sudan, David Greesly, notes that "A total of five food centres are being set up covering some 18 villages. We are also providing clean water and health care to the displaced people."
In addition, humanitarian agencies are also beginning work on reuniting separated children with their families. However, the rainy season is hampering access to some areas in the east, while insecurity is posing challenges to the west.
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