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Darfur crisis intensifies

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 19 August 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:420
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. London

    Torrential rain has fallen on displaced people's camps in the Darfur region of Sudan, increasing the risk of the spread of disease. Meanwhile the World Food Programme has begun to airdrop supplies to cut-off areas, and a contingent of Rwandan troops has arrived in Darfur to protect African Union ceasefire monitors (see News Extra, BMJ 2004;329:310 (7 August)).

    Meanwhile the UN Security Council is considering whether Sudan has done enough to avoid sanctions, and the country's government in Khartoum accused the West of exaggerating the scale of the crisis as a pretext for intervention.

    A World Health Organization …

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