Archive for the ‘Sudan’ Category

By Reuters News

* Aid work more dangerous than U.N. peacekeeping

* Locals most at risk

* Somalia, Afghanistan and Sudan drive rising trend

Soaring violence in Somalia and Afghanistan helped make 2008 the most dangerous year on record for aid workers, with 122 killed while carrying out their work, a report showed on Monday.

Aid work is now more risky than U.N. peacekeeping as attacks become increasingly politically motivated in some countries, researchers said.


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By ReliefWeb News

Date: 26 Feb 2009

The Spokesperson of the United Nations Mission in Sudan, Brian Kelly, has told Miraya FM that the estimates of civilian casualties in Malakal have reached fourteen (14) people. (more…)

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KHARTOUM – Two Sudanese working for a French humanitarian aid group in Darfur were shot dead in a weekend attack that also left four people wounded, a spokesman for UN peacekeepers said on Monday. (more…)

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All of Darfur ‘a crime scene,’ UN Security Council is told

By Neil MacFarquhar
International Herald Tribune

UNITED NATIONS, New York: The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court presented a grim portrait of conditions in the Darfur region of Sudan to the UN Security Council, as a majority of council members pushed for what would be the first statement in three years condemning the Sudanese government. (more…)

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Darfur deaths ‘could be 300,000’

An estimated 300,000 people may have died as a result of the Darfur conflict, the UN head of humanitarian affairs John Holmes says. (more…)

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