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Nine USAID Relief Workers Killed in Sudan

Nine Sudanese relief workers for an American aid agency were killed during clashes between warring tribes in western Sudan, an agency official said Sunday. Andrew Natsios, head of the United States Agency for International Development, told reporters at the American Embassy in Khartoum that the nine workers were killed a week ago while transferring aid to displaced Sudanese in camps in the country’s western Darfur region. It was unclear who killed the workers. Natsios urged the Sudanese government to guarantee the safety of USAID workers and volunteers traveling to camps in Darfur, about 640 miles west of Khartoum. He said the recent fighting in Darfur had created more than 600,000 refugees. Full Story

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