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International community has failed Sudan

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 07 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:808
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. London

    The international community has failed to protect the people of Darfur from atrocities committed by the Sudanese government, a report claimed last week. It estimates that two years after the crisis in Darfur started, 300 000 people have died and 2.5 million people need humanitarian assistance, a figure likely to rise to four million this year.

    The report, published by the House of Commons International Development Committee, criticises the way that British and other negotiators downplayed the atrocities in western Sudan to try to achieve peace in the south: “The …

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