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Dafur Conflict since 2003 - an unsolved global problem, How long?!

Su-Kyung Han, 13 January 2008

According to UN, at 10 p.m. local time on Monday, 7 January 2008, a clearly marked African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) supplies convoy was attacked by elements of the Sudanese Armed Forces while on its way from Um Baru to Tine in West Darfur. The convoy was carrying rations for UNAMID personnel in West Darfur. A civilian Sudanese driver suffered seven gunshot wounds during the incident.

The Security Council strongly condemned in the "5 minutes" Security Council 5818th Meeting on 11 January 2008 Sudanese Armed Forces attack on supply convoy of UNAMID. The Security Council stressed that any attack on or threat against UNAMID is unacceptable, and demanded that there will be no recurrence of attacks on UNAMID. 

Council members urged the Sudanese Government and all armed groups to respect “an immediate and complete ceasefire” and demanded that all parties cooperate fully with the deployment of UNAMID and respect its security and freedom of movement.

The meeting began at 5:10 p.m. and ended at 5:15 p.m. It was "a Short Meeting for a Long History"!

Scenes of the forgotten humanitarian disaster in Dafur/Chad:

Asaan, 18 months old, in  her mom´s arms in a refugee camp     a hospital in Sudan
photo: ADH (l.)/Malteser (r.)
Thousands of people are waiting for supply convoy.     The supply convoy is expected.
photo: ADH (l.)/ADRA (r.)
food for refugees     children in Dafur
photo: HELP (l.)/Malteser (r.)
a village in Chad     Achmet is proud of his school notebook - which nobody has here. Achmet is 12 years old. He  doesn´t know what happened to his family.
photo: HELP (l.)/ADH (r.)
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