Thursday, March 09, 2006

Rural populations at risk as Darfur violence escalates

Source: IRIN

NYALA, 9 March (IRIN) - As the security situation throughout Darfur deteriorates, the civilian population - especially in rural areas - continues to suffer the brunt of the violence.

According to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), around 1.7 million people in rural communities and host populations are either sharing dwindling resources with those who have been displaced or suffered loss of livelihoods due to social and economic collapse. The entire story >>>

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