Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Red Cross warns of catastrophe in Darfur

( - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has warned that the security of aid workers in Darfur is at risk, following the deaths of eight aid workers in the region during the month of July.

The humanitarian group said the deaths underscore the fragile security situation, which had rendered the distribution of relief aid in the Sudanese province even more difficult. ICRC said despite maintaining contacts with all parties to the conflict, its staff members have periodically been threatened and its convoys and staff robbed by groups over which the parties have no control. Read more >>>

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