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Saturday, January 14, 2006

Top Envoy to Sudan Pushes for U.N. Force

From the Washington Post, an article about The United Nations' top envoy to Sudan stressing the need for peacekeepers to help quell the violence in Darfur. From the article:

The United Nations' top envoy to Sudan said Friday that three years of diplomatic and African peacekeeping efforts have failed to restore calm to that country's Darfur region, and that a larger Western-backed peacekeeping force is urgently required to stem the bloodshed.
Jan Pronk, the U.N. special envoy to Sudan, presented the gloomiest assessment to date by a senior U.N. official of the international peace efforts in Darfur since government-backed Arab militia began driving millions of black African tribal communities from their homes. Hundreds of thousands of civilians may have been killed in a wave of violence in Darfur, U.N. officials and diplomats said, a catastrophe the Bush administration has characterized as genocide. The United Nations feeds about 3 million people displaced by violence in Darfur.

Click here to read the article.

For more information on the situation in Darfur, click here.

--Tom Hayes


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