Thursday, May 06, 2004
I'm taking odds on whether the UN Human Rights Commission will condemn this. Based on recent events I'm calling it 20-1 against.| |
A UN report has accused the Sudanese government and Arab militia of colluding in the systematic starving of refugees in the Darfur region.
The report said a United Nations team found "appalling" and "outrageous" conditions when it visited the town of Kailek less than two weeks ago.
Pro-government Arab militias had been preventing food deliveries and stopped anyone leaving the town, it added.
One aid worker described what happened there as the "politics of starvation".