Wednesday, March 08, 2006

As Rainy Season Nears, Darfur Faces "Perfect Storm" of Human Destruction

Collapsing security, funding shortfalls, humanitarian evacuations, growing violence in Chad, looming war in Eastern Sudan---and political dithering by international community

Eric Reeves

The Economist (UK) began a recent news analysis with an appropriately blunt question:

“The mayhem in Darfur, in western Sudan, where some 400,000 people may have been killed and 2 million-plus displaced, is worsening. The misery is spreading west into neighbouring Chad, unhinging that country and threatening a proxy war with Sudan. What can be done?” (“Chaos in western Sudan is threatening to engulf neighboring Chad” [dateline: N’Djamena, Chad], The Economist, March 2, 2006). The full story >>>

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