SUDAN: Focus Must Remain on Civilian Protection in Darfur

“United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has urged the international community to remain focused on the protection of civilians in Sudan’s strife-torn region of Darfur, saying that rising insecurity there had made it dangerous and volatile.

International efforts should aim to “contribute to the protection of civilians at risk with a view to creating an environment conducive to national reconciliation in a country where human rights are respected and internally displaced persons and refugees can return home,” said Annan in his monthly update on Darfur, which was released to the Security Council on Tuesday.” [Read more]