Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Another Failure In U.N. Peacekeeping

Image from the BBC (2008)

Darfur Refugees Raped In Chad Camps: Amnesty -- Yahoo News/Reuters

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Women who fled violence in Sudan's Darfur region are being regularly raped in refugee camps in neighboring Chad, despite the presence of U.N.-trained forces, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.

The rights group published a report saying Chadian police supported by the United Nations were doing little to protect women and girls from sexual attacks and other violence by villagers, soldiers, family and in some cases aid workers.

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More News On Darfur

Report: Sudanese refugees face rape daily in Chad -- AP
Chad: Women and girls fleeing Darfur conflict still subjected to rape around camps despite UN presence -- Amnesty International
Nigerian peacekeeper killed in Darfur ambush -- Washington Post
Sudan accuses some neighbors of intervention in Darfur crisis -- China View
UN Appreciates Decline of Violence in Darfur -- Sudan Vision
US prepares to unveil its new Sudan policy -- Sudan Tribune

My Comment: As long as the leaders of Sudan are not convicted of the crimes that they have committed, the suffering of Darfur will continue and continue and continue.


T. Greer said...

Brookyards, where did you get that graphic from? It is one of the most interesting things I have seen in days.

WNU Editor said...

I got it from the BBC .... the link is at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7263663.stm

The BBC got it from the UN. I have a more up to date graphic from the UN for 2009 (cannot find it at the moment), but I know that little has changed since 2007.