Darfur: 10 years of conflict
Escalating violence in Darfur forced this woman and her child to find shelter at a camp near El Fasher in North Darfur. Some 2.7 million people have been displaced during ten years of conclict.
Photo: Peter Biro/IRC
Darfur: A Humanitarian Disaster
During ten years of conflict in Darfur, Sudan, it is estimated that 300,000 people have died and some 2.7 million have been displaced. Although the worst violence has declined since the conflict’s peak years of 2003 to 2005, fighting still flares up and several rounds of peace talks between rebels and the Sudanese government have failed. Even as some displaced people have returned to their villages, militia raids, aerial bombardment and tribal fighting have driven an estimated 100,000 more people from their homes in the last year, according to the United Nations. Over 1.4 million people still live in camps in and outside Darfur. Some 300,000 Darfuri refugees are in Chad.