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Sudan's Darfur crisis prompts calls for world to act

More than a year after the seeds of its current humanitarian catastrophe were sown, calls for robust international action in the war-ravaged Sudanese region of Darfur and pressure on Khartoum are finally mounting. The last week has brought warnings of mass starvation, reminders of widespread human rights atrocities, accusations of ceasefire violations, veiled threats of United Nations sanctions, and a call for international military action. Monday delivered a rare glimmer of good news, with an announcement by British charity Oxfam that it would expand its operations in Darfur, where at least 10,000 people have been killed since rebels rose up in February 2003 — prompting an all-out assault by government forces and their militia allies — and where two million are deemed by the United Nations to be adversely affected by the conflict. Full Story

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