Sunday, April 01, 2007
Most accounts agree that most of the non-combatant deaths in Darfur--200,000 to 400,000--have resulted primarily from malnutrition and starvation. Last year, Doctors without Borders was sharply critical of how the West has politicized food aid:
"In the name of a peace process that is, at best, uncertain, the West has resigned itself, through its deliberate inaction, to the death of the population it claims to be saving. Though the international community may have legitimate concerns about the political crisis in Darfur, it should not condition humanitarian aid to a political agenda. Such policies will lead to extensive loss of life in the camps."
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