Briefing from ROAPE Volume 33 Number 108
Darfur: Dying for Peace
Hundreds of thousands of people have died in Darfur, one of Sudan's most marginalised areas, since rebellion erupted early in 2003. More than three million are in need of food aid, many of them beyond the reach of aid because of insecurity and government obstacles to humanitarian relief. With a donor shortfall of $389 million, World Food Programme rations cut by half and murderous, government-supported Janjaweed militias still uncontrolled, the conditions of life in the wretched displaced camps of Darfur will soon deteriorate, lethally, as the rainy season sets in.