It is apparent this catastrophe involves an inordinately large number of women.
I wonder if it were a crime in which mostly men were getting annihilated if there wouldn’t have already been a solution.
Women and children seem to get the brunt of most travesties in this world, or so it seems.
KOFI Annan, the secretary-general of the United Nations, has warned that the Darfur region of Sudan is close to a catastrophe with rising violence.
Mr Annan, in his monthly report on Darfur, said that violence and rape were on the rise, despite a peace agreement between the government and one of the rebel groups.
Instead, the existing force of 7 000 troops from African Union countries that tries to protect the refugee camps, under-equipped and poorly supplied though it is, will stay at least until the end of the year.
This is the best available outcome, and may even save some tens of thousands of lives – especially if the Western countries now give that African Union force the money, fuel, night-flying helicopters and other resources it needs to do the job.
From: All Africa,
Sudan: No Genocide in Darfur