UN sends more staff to Darfur

The United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) announced plans yesterday to send a second group of staff officers to Darfur.

“The new batch, set to leave on Monday, comes in addition to the 17 UN military staff officers and 19 UN police advisers who are already in Darfur as part of a light support package for the thinly stretched AMIS, which has been struggling to monitor the vast region – roughly the size of France – where over 200,000 people have been killed since 2003 and more than ten times that amount displaced by conflict.” More