WP: In Sudan, the Daily Battle to Administer Aid

“Julius Lanya, a nurse in mud-caked work boots, rushed out of his office, leaned over Haja Hamid and began gently examining the gaunt 12-year-old girl, limb by limb, as she rested on a straw mat under a tree…. Lanya is one of more than 10,000 humanitarian workers operating under the auspices of the United Nations in this region of western Sudan. Their tasks range from monitoring tubes at infant feeding centers to digging sanitation ditches and boreholes for water outside one of the dozens of squalid refugee camps that dot Darfur’s war-shattered landscape. Like Lanya, a Kenyan, the vast majority are from the continent — Africans trying to help fellow Africans.” Full Story