Tuesday, October 24, 2006

New Offensives in Darfur and Chad Threaten Civilians

UN Security Council Must React Strongly to Expulsion of UN Envoy

infoZine - Rising violence in eastern Chad and Darfur highlights the immediate need for the United Nations Security Council to strengthen civilian protection by the UN mission in Sudan following Khartoum's expulsion of the UN secretary-general's special representative in Sudan, Jan Pronk, Human Rights Watch said today.

"The Security Council should not accept Khartoum's endless intransigence over any UN effort to protect Sudanese civilians," said Peter Takirambudde, Africa director at Human Rights Watch. "Violence in Darfur and eastern Chad is escalating, and the strong UN force that the Security Council mandated back in August is urgently needed to protect civilians on both sides of the border." Read more >>>

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