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Darfur Humanitarian Emergency


Darfur in Western Sudan
August 11, 2004

For the past 18 years, Sudan has been embroiled in a complicated civil war. Recently, the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement have been negotiating in Naivasha, Kenya to find a resolution to the conflict. USAID has put over one billion dollars in humanitarian assistance into Sudan since 1989. Beginning in 1998, development assistance has also been provided in southern Sudan. USAID photos Click on photo for larger image and caption.

Government of Sudan (GOS) military forces and GOS-supported militias -- collectively known as Jingaweit -- have systematically burned and looted towns and villages of tribal groups that the GOS claims are supporting opposition forces. More than 1.1 million civilians have been displaced due to these attacks. USAID PhotoIDP Shelter at Kalma camp: Displaced children in Kalma camp near Nyala in South Darfur wait in the shade while their mother works in nearby fields for income. This work is very dangerous, as relief workers report that women who venture from the camps are often targets of Jingaweit attacks, including rape and murder.  USAID photoWounded IDP woman: A Sudanese girl recovers from injuries sustained during an attack on her community. GOS and GOS-supported Jingaweit militia have attacked civilians with impunity throughout Darfur.  USAID photo. Kebkabiya IDP mother and 27 month old child: At a camp for IDPs in Kebkabiya, North Darfur, a mother holds her malnourished child.  USAID photo


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