Friday, January 16, 2004

Sudan: govt forces camps closed

The government wants to relocate refugees from the Darfur conflict to another camp ... but according to MSF ...
The new camp is in an area considered unsafe and where the assistance in place is insufficient for this already vulnerable population. Some 10,000 people had been living in the camps until now.

... This morning, when Sudanese police and other authorities arrived, the camps were up to 90% empty, the population having already fled. MSF teams were prevented from distributing drinking water to the people who remained. For the second consecutive day, some malnourished children have not been able to receive the vital care their condition demands. (full-text)
Thanks to Gord-oh for the link.