Tuesday, March 14, 2006

U.N. Says Thousands in Darfur Have No Food

U.N. Official: Violence Leaves Thousands in Darfur Without Food and Facing Death and Disease

Increasing violence has left hundreds of thousands of civilians in Sudan's Darfur region without food and facing the prospect of widespread disease and death within weeks, the U.N. humanitarian chief said Monday.

Jan Egeland said he fears that Darfur is returning to "the abyss" of early 2004 when the region was "the killing fields of this world." Since that time, he said, the U.N. humanitarian operation in the region has succeeded in saving lives. The full story >>>

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