Saturday, September 02, 2006

Darfur refugees tell UN senator Obama: Darfur needs UN for

MILE REFUGEE CAMP, Chad Thousands of refugees, forced out of their homes in Sudan by violence, crowded U.S. Senator Barack Obama Saturday when he visited their camp in eastern Chad to deliver a single message: Bring in the United Nations.

An international peacekeeping force is the only hope they have of returning to their normal lives in Sudan's western region of Darfur, the refugees told Obama. Some carried banners held up on sticks demanding U.N. action.

"We want the U.N. force," said a man who only identified himself as Musadigo. "We won't be able to go home without the U.N." Read more >>>