Thursday, April 06, 2006

Khartoum Sharply Accelerates War on Humanitarian Aid in Darfur

Eric Reeves

Hundreds of thousands of civilians are directly threatened with genocidal destruction by the National Islamic Front

Jan Egeland, the UN’s chief humanitarian official, was this week brazenly and contemptuously denied access to Darfur by leaders of Khartoum’s National Islamic Front (“National Congress Party”). Not only was Egeland refused entry to South Darfur and West Darfur, but he was informed through the NIF’s UN mission in New York that he “would not be welcome in Khartoum.” As if to underscore their contempt for UN humanitarian operations, Khartoum’s genocidaires the next day denied Egeland use of Sudanese air-space as he sought to travel to Chad to see Darfuri refugees and the rapidly deteriorating conditions along the Darfur/Chad border. The full story >>>

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