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U.N. Staff in West Darfur Relocated After Threats

The United Nations has withdrawn all international staff members from four western parts of Sudan’s Darfur region after Arab militiamen said they would target foreigners and U.N. convoys in the area, the top U.N. envoy in Sudan said Wednesday. Jan Pronk said that the government had made small steps to disarm the militias, known as Janjaweed, in West Darfur state but that more had to be done. The militiamen, some of them armed by the government, are accused of a campaign of rape, killing and looting in non-Arab villages. The aid agency staff members have been removed to Geneina, the state capital, Pronk said. A total of 44 staff members were relocated. Full Story

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