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Western Sudan Becoming a Killing Field

Hundreds of thousands of civilians have been forced to flee their lives as a result of attacks by the Sudanese Army and Army-backed militias against villages and towns in the remote western province of Darfur since last February, according to a new report released this week by Amnesty International. The United Nations reported last week that there are now an estimated one million internally displaced people (IDPs) in Darfur, as well as at least 110,000 more in neighboring Chad. The world body said some 3.5 million people–more than half the Darfur’s indigenous population–are now “war-affected.” In a new 43-page report based largely on personal testimonies by refugees along the Chad-Sudan border, Amnesty appealed for all armed groups, including two rebel groups active in the region, to cease their attacks and permit relief groups free access to refugees in both Darfur and across the border in Chad. Full Story

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