Many camps consist of very flimsy—and flammable—materials; and because they are so close together, fire can spread quickly. Without water to fight the fires, camp residents are largely helpless. The image here is from Bindisi camp, where a nine-day fire destroyed 199 homes. (Radio Dabanga, March 3, 2015)
These women are scooping water from earth that may well carry bacteria; sanitation and adequate water supplies are both critical to avoid this sort of dangerous collecting of water.
Here women from Abu Shouk camp struggle to provide their families with the water necessary for life; some water pumps are now controlled by the Rapid Response Forces and other militia elements. Some areas, such as Adila, have been without water for days. In Adila, Radio Dabanga reports (March 5, 2015: “The fourth out of […]
Here a technician measures the water level at Abu Shouk camp in North Darfur; as a large camp, Abu Shouk presents tremendous demand for water, and water tables as a consequence are dropping—here and in many locations.
Some of the twenty-one Coptic Christians from Egypt, all beheaded by Islamist radicals on 15 February 2015 Khartoum officials boast in a meeting of July 1, 2014 that they are assisting and helping to create an Islamist movement in Libya. Radical Islamists in Libya yesterday beheaded 21 Egyptian Coptic […]
The infamous Antonov (An -26 and An-24) cargo planes/crude retrofitted bombers The Antonov-26 is the Antonov currently deployed by Khartoum’s SAF (here shown in Nyala, Darfur; photograph Human Rights Watch) The Antonov-24 was its predecessor and used through at least 2007 The Antonov remains by far the most heavily used aircraft in Khartoum’s aerial assaults […]
Dr. Tom Catena, the only surgeon working in the Nuba Mountains, has provided grim evidence of the indiscriminate bombing and artillery attacks in the Kauda area near his Mother of Mercy Hospital. Khartoum’s ground campaign to seize Kauda has stalled, and the regime’s military forces suffered a crushing defeat near Talodi (occasioning the desertion of […]
Mahmoud Mohamed Taha, a great man and a great Islamic reformer—publicly hanged in Kober Prison in 1985 for his efforts. The National Islamic Front/National Congress Party, which came to power by military coup in June 1989, has used its security forces to prevent a celebration of Taha’s legacy: there is certainly no interest on […]
Darfur has become a modern inferno
…with unending anguish at the loss of family, friends, farms, and all possessions (Photograph by Mia Farrow)