Tuesday, December 07, 2004

UN Security Council discuss Annan report today warning chaos looms in violent Darfur

A report in today's UK Guardian re UN report released yesterday says the number of desperate people in need of humanitarian aid in Darfur reaches nearly 2.3 million.

The 15-page report details daily attacks, village burnings, rapes, hijackings of relief goods, theft of livestock, the forced movement of thousands of displaced people, and numerous deaths.

It says the Sudanese government has denied any air attacks and the SLA denied attacking Tawila, which Annan speculated could mean that both sides were not in control of their field commanders on the ground.

'There has been a continued breakdown in law and order as banditry, looting of livestock and abductions continued. In Darfur, chaos is looming as order is collapsing,' Annan said in the report which the Security Council is discussing today.
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UPDATE: Dec. 7 United Nations (AFP) - The international community is "getting nowhere" with the crisis in Sudan's troubled Darfur region, the US ambassador to the United Nations, John Danforth, said. [Full Story]

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