Saturday, July 03, 2004

The Rebels Seem To Be Co-operating

Sudanese troops to quell Darfur violence
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan won a promise from Sudan's government to send troops to stop militia violence that has forced 1 million people to flee in the Darfur region, in what has been called world's worst humanitarian crisis...

The communique said the United Nations recognized Sudan's improvements in allowing humanitarian access to Darfur but highlighted the urgency of the situation by pushing for the resumption of talks between the government and the rebel group.

"The U.N. shall continue the preparations it has started for a possible peacekeeping role when agreements are reached," the communique said.

Thousands of people have been killed and more than 1 million forced from their homes, most taking shelter in makeshift camps with little access to clean water or proper sanitation.


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