Saturday, February 12, 2005


Darfur...the Disaster Wends On...

Don't think that just because the UN decided that Darfur wasn't genocide, that the ethnic cleansing and chaos over there has suddenly vanished.

The Washington Post reports:

Sudan is stalling efforts by the United Nations to survey death rates in Darfur, contributing to confusion over the number of people who have died since a government-backed Arab militia launched a bloody counterinsurgency campaign nearly two years ago against the region's black villagers, according to U.N. officials.

The conflict has produced widely varied estimates of the death toll in Darfur, with the United Nations estimating that as many as 70,000 displaced Darfuris died between March and October 2004 and some outside analysts suggesting more than 400,000 have been killed or perished from disease or malnutrition since the violence began in February 2003.

Sudan Watch has a wrap up of current needs, problems, issues.

So much misery. So easy to forget. And that is what people are counting on.

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