Southern Sudan officials are in discussion with the UN about the possibility of linking Abyei and Agok by road, allowing the displaced to receive humanitarian aid services in one, central area.
Contrasting accounts of last week's deadly ambush in Abyei leave many citizens confused as to how the violence began.
U.N. peacekeepers have been stationed in Abyei since 2005. But when northern tanks rolled into town on May 21, there was little they could do to protect civilians.
PBS Newshour speaks to Rebecca Hamilton on its May 31 News Wrap. She speaks about North and South Sudan's agreement to set up a demilitarized border zone patrolled by both sides.
Rebecca Hamilton recounts the harrowing tales of refugees who fled Abyei after the attack by northern Sudanese troops.
Interviews with fleeing residents from Abyei, a border town in Sudan, make one thing clear: the regime in Khartoum is determined to claim the city as its own.
Thousands of Sudanese have fled their homes in the contested north-south border region of Abyei after the government began bombing the area. Most are dehydrated and hungry after days in the bush.
PBS NewsHour speaks with Rebecca Hamilton on Northern Sudan's warning to Southern Sudan to withdraw from the disputed border region of Abyei; the South refused.
After the North's seizure of Abyei, refugees pour into Wau in search of safety and news of their relatives and loved ones. One woman's grief captures the story of many.
Sudan has held onto a fragile peace since Dr. John Garang signed a peace agreement in 2005. As a northern take-over of Abyei grows more imminent, can Garang's dreams of a Sudanese peace survive?
Following northern Sudan's seizure of Abyei weeks before the south is scheduled to separate, rumors are circulating that the north intends to occupy more territory along the border.
After more than three years of violence and destruction, residents of Abyei, Sudan continue to live normal lives.