Saturday, October 07, 2006

UNHCR Deeply Concerned About Plight of IDP's in Darfur

Geneva --
There are about 24 million internally displaced people around the world. More than two million are in Sudan's conflict-ridden province of Darfur.

The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, says the people of Darfur have no protection under international law, because they are not refugees who have crossed international borders. He says, as internally displaced, they are under the authority of the State, and this limits what international aid agencies can do.

"How terrible it is for us, humanitarian workers, not to be able to deliver effective protection to internally displaced people in Darfur because of the prevailing security circumstances and the massive violations of human rights," he said. Read more >>>

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