UN Reports No Security Improvement in Darfur

UN News Service: “Clashes between the Government and rebels in Sudan’s western Darfur region, attacks against international aid workers, rape and the persecution of its victims, abuse of children, and torture by security forces, underscored a continuing dire situation, according to the latest United Nations report on the region released today.

“The killing of civilians and combatants alike must stop and a genuine ceasefire must be observed,” Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in the report for March, the latest in a monthly series mandated by the Security Council. He calls on all parties to abide by several agreements they have already signed.”