Thursday, November 23, 2006

Sudan's Darfur 'close to abyss'

Sudan's Darfur 'close to abyss'

The conflict has killed or displaced hundreds of thousands of people
UN humanitarian chief Jan Egeland has accused Sudan of fuelling the worsening conflict in the Darfur region.
He said the number of people in "desperate need" of aid in Darfur had risen to 4 million, compared to 1 million two years ago.

Mr Egeland said Sudan's government was obstructing international aid efforts and "arming to the teeth" Arab militias accused of attacks on Darfur villagers.

Only a "change in will" in Sudan and abroad could improve matters, he said. Read more >>>

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