Mass Graves

17 February 2009 – United Nations experts have been sent to the scene of recent fighting between Government forces and armed groups in Sudan’s war-torn Darfur region, where local residents showed them mass graves in which they said they had buried 45 people, while many others were still unaccounted for. (Read More)

UNHCR very disturbed by block on Darfur refugee relocation

EASTERN CHAD: We are very disturbed that in eastern Chad on Tuesday our efforts to move traumatised, newly arrived refugees from West Darfur away from the volatile border to camps was blocked by the presence of unknown armed elements. (read more)

U.N. says 'terrified' refugees flee Sudan's Darfur

GENEVA: UNHCR says it's scrambling to get aid to thousands of stranded villagers fleeing Sudan's Darfur region to neighboring Chad. (read more)

George Clooney Named UN Messenger of Peace

NEW YORK: George Clooney has been designated by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, to raise awareness of the world body’s peacekeeping efforts. Mr. Clooney, who will join eight other internationally renowned individuals as...(read more)

Stranded in the Desert, Darfur’s Refugees Live With an Endless War

CHAD: The sun rose and fell, spinning their shadows like a needle on a broken compass. They walked on swollen feet, breathed though dry throats, watched the horizon. Someone shouted. Men on horses trotted into...(read more)