Briefing from ROAPE Volume 34 Number 113
DARFUR: STOP! Confrontational Rhetoric
The one bright light in the dismal international response to the slaughter and starvation in Sudan's Darfur region has been a humanitarian effort that has kept more than two million displaced people alive. In the fifth year of the war, mortality levels among Darfurians reached by relief are marginally better than they were before the war - and lower, remarkably, than in the suburbs of the capital, Khartoum. In South Sudan, where a peace agreement signed in January 2005 officially ended a 21-year civil war, children have worse life chances: higher death rates and lower school enrolment.