Save the Children today announced that it was withdrawing from the Darfur region of Sudan after the murder of two of its aid workers there earlier this month. Mike Aaronson, the charity’s director, said 250,000 people in Darfur were dependent on its assistance, and described the withdrawal as “probably the worst decision I have ever had to take in my time at Save the Children”. Medical assistant Abhakar el Tayeb and mechanic Yacoub Abdelnabi Ahmed, both Sudanese nationals, were in clearly marked humanitarian vehicles when they came under fire in south Darfur on December 12.Full Story
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