Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Darfur Update

The Chinese press is reporting that the Red Cross is starting to pull out of the western region of the Sudan due to a "deterioration of security".

Meanwhile, the U.N.'s Secretary-General Kofi Annan said in his monthly report Monday that violence, rape and killing increased in Darfur in September and October this year.

Annan is reporting that:

"The looming threat of complete lawlessness and anarchy draws nearer, particularly in western Darfur as warlords, bandits and militia groups grow more aggressive."
It has been over a year since Colin Powell first used the word genocide to describe Darfur and still not much has changed in the area. In fact, journalists and aid workers are being forced out.

1 comment:

Dr. Fallon said...

Welcome back, Matt. It's good to hear your strong and steady voice again.