Attacks over Darfur continue and the The United Nations World Food Program has threatened to suspend deliveries of food aid to Sudan’s Darfur province after a string of attacks on its convoys.
The UNAMID continues to ask fro at last six helicopters, which would make all the difference, yet they have yet to materialize.
The situation is grim, says Sima Samar, the United Nations special reporter on Sudan, in a report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Samar highlighted “indiscriminate” and “disproportionate” bombing of civilians by Sudanese forces in the east of Darfur, as well as ongoing sexual violence and a wave of arbitrary arrests and disappearances.
Attacks on food convoys are increasing and the delivery of aid might have to be suspended should it continue as the UNAMID force is not at full force, as promised over a year ago and no one has offered up their helicopters.