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Sudan Crisis Could Widen, Ex-Rebel Warns

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan met Sunday with a former rebel leader who warned that U.N. food supplies to southern Sudan had run out, creating a humanitarian crisis as hundreds of thousands of refugees return to their homes following a January peace deal. John Garang, chairman of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement, told Annan that more than a quarter-million refugees have returned to homes around this former rebel stronghold since the signing of the January peace agreement with the Sudanese government in Khartoum. Garang, who was made a first vice president under the pact, said the war-ravaged region needs help feeding the returnees, who have not yet been able to go back to farming. Full Story

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