In Darfur, The People Die

…while in America the Democrats lie.

Broken region of Darfur facing ‘inevitable’ famine

by By Rick Hampson, USA TODAY

Once, this was the season when Khartoma Ibrahim prayed for the rains to come. She was a farmer then, before the troubles here in Darfur changed everything, even her prayers.

The rains should come any day now, but this year Ibrahim, 35, has no fields to plant. She, her husband and their six children languish in a refugee camp whose 20,000 residents survive almost entirely on international food aid – aid that will be difficult to deliver once the seasonal rains turn West Darfur’s dirt roads into quagmires.(The Full Story)

The Mournful Math of Darfur: The Dead Don’t Add Up

By MARC LACEY, The New York Times

Darfur’s dead have been tossed into the bottoms of wells, dumped into mass graves, interred in sandy cemeteries and crudely cremated. Children have been snatched from the arms of their mothers and thrown into fires, villagers dragged on the ground behind horses and camels by ropes strung around their necks.
Khaled el Fiqi/EPA

Displaced Sudanese women from Darfur with their children. Estimates of the death toll are wildly divergent.

Is the death toll between 60,000 and 160,000, as Deputy Secretary of State Robert B. Zoellick told reporters during a recent trip to the region?(The Full Story)

NATO’s Toe in the Darfur Crisis

The Christian Monitor’s View

Two years after civil war began in Sudan’s Darfur region – leaving 1.8 million people uprooted and perhaps 160,000 dead – pieces of a solution are starting to fall into place.

International efforts to end this tragedy in Africa’s largest nation, however, aren’t thorough enough. Roving Arab militias still attack, although less often; and these armed men on camels and horses still appear to be receiving help from Sudan’s government, although not direct Army support in the attacks.(The Full Story)

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