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Bird flu adds to Sudan's woes as UN warns of risk to aid operations

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 27 April 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:993
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. London

    As the Darfur crisis spilled over into Chad this month, a United Nations' official warned that relief operations could collapse within weeks or months because of violence and intimidation, restrictions on aid staff, and lack of funding. Sudanese militias have reportedly been attacking a refugee camp, and Khartoum is accused of backing a rebel attack on Ndjamena, the capital of Chad. Meanwhile, news that bird flu had arrived in a country in such chaos prompted further concern.

    Guido Sabatinelli, the World Health Organization's representative in Sudan, told the BMJ, “As a result of the current humanitarian …

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