The growing concerns about security of aid workers, increased food prices, and insufficient funding, may seriously affect delivery of both food and other forms of humanitarian aid to refugees in Darfur.
Air service will be affected, and with over 14,000 workers in Darfur and other parts of Sudan the effect of this could be devastating to the worn torn country and it’s refugees. Air service has been used more heavily in recent times due to attacks on aid workers – attacked for their supplies.
On June 9th Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in Sudan, “welcomed an agreement to resolve a dispute over the town of Abyei, which lies in an oil-rich area close to the boundary between northern and southern Sudan, and has recently been the scene of violent clashes that have displaced as many as 50,000 people.
On Sunday the National Congress Party and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement agreed on a road map to resolve the Abyei dispute, including through arbitration”
Many are calling for the men accused of war crimes in Darfur by the ICC to be pursued and prosecuted, calling all of Darfur a crime scene.
There are some, including Alex de Waal, who feel this may hurt those in need by causing a retaliation by a government on the brink of another catastrophic war.”At this sensitive time, to lay charges against senior government officials and to criminalise the entire government, will derail attempts to pull Sudan back from the brink and could provoke retaliation against humanitarian bodies and the two UN peacekeeping missions in the country.”
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