Saturday, December 01, 2012

The Nuba People

The NCF has been talking with representatives of the Nuba people (the Nuba Solidarity Group) who come from The Nuba Mountains of central Sudan as well as from North Sudan and Southern Egypt. All three population groups speak the same Nuba language and share a heritage.

They tell us, "We don't have a problem with the North (i.e. the Sudanese government) but we are treated as second class citizens in our own country.

"We (the Nuba from the Nuba Mountains) want self-determination in a three way referendum giving a choice of going with the North, or autonomy, or going with the South.

"The continued bombing in the Nuba Mountains creates a need to highlight the humanitarian issue of our refugees in the South.. There are 60,000 of our people in the Uyida Camp near the border including 11,000 children. They need attention: food, clean water, and healthcare."

The NCF will hold a working group meeting on the Nuba issue on Thursday 6th December. For more details contact .