Thursday, August 05, 2004

Sudan/Darfur: UN envoy says gov't making progress

Jan Pronk, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's special representative on Darfur, said Wednesday that Sudan is not expected to fully disarm the militias by the deadline but had to show progress by then.

"They have deployed many more policemen in the region and they have stopped their own military activities against villagers," Pronk told the BBC. He said security in the displaced-persons camps has improved. (source)
Also ...
Jan Pronk, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan's special representative, told reporters on Thursday: "The government of Sudan has to be commended for keeping its promise (on action in Darfur)."

"We have full access and we have to make full use of this opportunity by coming in with more food, more planes, more trucks, more medication," he added. (source)