KHARTOUM, Feb 25 (Reuters) – An elderly Darfuri woman stood in front of the charred remains of her house. She tapped me on my shoulder and held out a wizened hand full of seeds.”How am I supposed to eat this?” she pleaded.Totally humbled, I was speechless, unsure how to help.
Now her face haunts my nightmares.
It will be five years on Tuesday since war broke out in Darfur, since rebels seized a town and prompted a Sudanese counter-insurgency reckoned by foreign experts to have killed 200,000 people and driven 2.5 million from their homes.
I have been writing on Darfur for 4 1/2 years.
More than ever, I am wondering how much difference my reporting can make.
Read the rest at WITNESS-Five years on, what good can reporting Darfur do?
By Opheera McDoom via Reuters