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Relief worker killed as conflict in Darfur spreads to neighbours

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 30 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1140
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1London

The crisis in Darfur is escalating and risks dragging its neighbours into a similar violent situation, say senior relief officials who recently visited the area.

Unicef's goodwill ambassador Mia Farrow told the BMJ that “a nightmare was unfolding” across the region. “It's impossible to mention Darfur without mentioning eastern Chad and the Central African Republic. Violence has reached well across the borders.”

She said that 60 villages in eastern Chad had been destroyed since the start of November.

She was shocked by what she found: “In the attack on the village of Tamadjour three young children were thrown into flaming huts and burned alive. In a …

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