Foreign Policy

International Community Fails to Protect Darfur

| by Amnesty

The Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and the Sudanese government were reported to have struck an agreement on Monday that paves the way for Darfur peace talks.

Amnesty International hopes the reported agreement marks a turning point in the human rights situation in Darfur. However, the organisation has demanded action, rather than words, to end six years of suffering for millions of Darfuris.

The military strategy employed by all sides to the conflict in Darfur has left more than 300,000 people dead and more than 2.2 million displaced. Amnesty International has repeatedly urged all warring parties to stop targeting civilians.

The deployment of peacekeeping troops by the UN more than one year ago has failed to improve the security of people in Darfur.

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