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Darfur situation remains ‘very fragile’: top US official

The situation in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region remains “very fragile” despite a lower number of deaths, a senior US State Department official said. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick told reporters the lull in violence in the strife-torn western region must be consolidated with the help of the incoming national unity government. “There’s fewer deaths, but it remains a very fragile situation,” Zoellick said. A UN report last week said there was a considerable drop in the mortality rate in Darfur, though the health situation there remains precarious.Full Story

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