Thursday, August 24, 2006

Aid agency warns on Darfur rapes

Aid agencies in the Sudanese region of Darfur say they are alarmed by a sharp escalation in sexual attacks on displaced women and young girls.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has warned that in Darfur's biggest camp for displaced people, 200 have been raped in the past five weeks.

It says this signals a rapid deterioration in terms of security.

Meanwhile, Sudan's ruling party has rejected a draft UN resolution on sending peacekeepers to Darfur. Read more >>>

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