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Support for Darfur mission urged

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The international community has been accused of failing to provide basic equipment vital to the peacekeeping mission in Sudan’s Darfur region.

The accusation was levelled in a report backed by 36 human rights groups and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

It comes on the first anniversary of the decision to deploy a UN-African Union force in war-torn region.

Meanwhile, the UN Security Council is expected to vote on whether to extend the troops’ mandate for another year.

The UN estimates that five years of conflict in Darfur have left 300,000 people dead and more than 2 million people homeless.

BBC NEWS | Africa | Support for Darfur mission urged.

How many times this mission has been “urged”? When will Al-Bashir be detained and flew to The Hague as Karadzic has been? Well, looks like he won’t be flown to The Hague after all:

The United States, despite support for the struggling peacekeeping mission, did not vote because of its opposition to any delay in efforts to prosecute Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir.

The resolution that was approved 14-0 carried language that noted an African Union request to freeze the International Criminal Court‘s prosecution of al-Bashir.

Though the measure does not stop the prosecution, U.S. Deputy Ambassador Alejandro Wolff said that the language “would send the wrong signal” to al-Bashir and “undermine efforts to bring him and others to justice.”

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Written by Claudia

August 1, 2008 at 7:07 pm

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