Monday, August 28, 2006

UN warns of new Darfur disaster

The UN's most senior humanitarian official has warned that Sudan's Darfur region faces a new humanitarian disaster owing to lack of security.
Jan Egeland spoke as the Security Council considered a US and UK plan to send 22,000 UN troops to Darfur.

US Assistant Secretary of State Jendayi Frazer has announced she is staying in Sudan for an extra day in order to meet President Omar al-Bashir.

Sudan rejects transforming an existing African Union force into a UN mission.

Tens of thousands of people have been killed and more than 2m driven from their homes in three years of fighting in Darfur. Read more >>>

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