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Situation in Darfur is deteriorating, Red Cross warns

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 17 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:382
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. London

    The civilian population in Darfur, western Sudan, is still living in fear, and the humanitarian situation has worsened, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross's delegate general for Africa, Christoph Harnisch.

    After a visit to Sudan last week he described a severely deteriorating situation marked by suspicion, fear, and lawlessness. He said: “You can see fear in the faces of the people you meet, and there are numerous reports of violence. It is a grim picture, and there is no place for optimism.”

    A counterinsurgency campaign by the Sudanese government and its allied militias against armed opposition …

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