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Worsening Situation in West Darfur Jeopardizes Aid Efforts – UN Report

The security situation in West Darfur has deteriorated so sharply in the past two months that the United Nations’ efforts to bring humanitarian relief to those in need is being severely undermined, a new UN report says, calling for an immediate cessation of hostilities and warning that the region needs many more peacekeepers.
The latest report of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the hybrid UN-African Union peacekeeping mission to Darfur (UNAMID) says the “slow pace” of deployment is making it difficult for the forces that are in place to provide “even a modest level of protection to civilians.” Full Story

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