Darfur war may explode again soon into full-scale genocide
Everyone’s pockets are empty - from the Sudanese government to the Western nations who bankroll the world’s largest peacekeeping mission in Darfur - making peace in the troubled region even harder to achieve, experts say.
The United Nations plans to cut the number of African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) peacekeepers. This comes despite the fact that the United States recently expressed alarm over “the sharp deterioration in security” in Darfur.
The U.S. government statement followed several days of fighting in which at least 70 people were killed in late September in Hashaba, 70km (43 miles) north-west of the Darfuri capital El Fasher.
Law and order have collapsed in parts of the vast territory in Western Sudan. Banditry, tribal fighting and clashes between rebels and government forces continue. Rebels took up arms against the government in 2003, saying the central government had neglected the region.
Some 3.2 million people in Darfur receive humanitarian aid, 1.7 million of whom live in camps for the displaced.
“The world has become tired of the conflict without seeing any solutions in sight,”