Regional crisis is feared as violence overtakes Chad

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 14 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:353
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1London

    Humanitarian officials fear that recent fighting in Chad—the worst in decades of sporadic civil conflict—could have a catastrophic effect on millions of people displaced by the violence in Darfur in neighbouring Sudan. They caution that if the crisis is not immediately resolved it could soon spread across the region.

    UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon warned that there could be “devastating consequences not only for the people of Chad and Darfurian refugees seeking shelter there but also for Darfur itself.”

    He insisted that the deployment of the hybrid United Nations and African Union peacekeeping force, known as UNAMID, must be speeded up, and he urged …

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