International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Darfur: A Humanitarian Disaster

A soldier walks past a wrecked armored vehicle on the Sudan side of the border w
A mother and child, Darfur refugees, outside their shelter made of blankets
An elderly refugee sits in her makeshift home.
A burning pile of dead animals
A woman cooks mukhet, a seed used as cattle feed.
Hadiya Beshir Issa holds her severely malnourished 15-month old daughter Munira
A Darfuri refugee holds her malnourished son outside a health facility
Sahara, an IRC-trained midwife (left), helped deliver Ali, seen here with his mo
Photo: Peter Biro/IRC

In 2004, the IRC’s Peter Biro traveled to the isolated border town of Bahai – the IRC’s relief hub in Chad – and found a growing humanitarian crisis as refugees streamed across the border from Darfur. These photos chronicle that visit.