Briefing to the Security Council on the Humanitarian Situation in Darfur - Statement by John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 23 Aug 2010
Thank you for this opportunity to supplement the briefing from my DPKO colleague.

The background is that the humanitarian situation in Darfur has been steadily deteriorating again this year, in the context of the resumption of armed conflict involving the State armed forces and rebel groups, as well as increased tribal clashes. The level of restrictions imposed on humanitarian operations, and of harassment, threats and violence directed at humanitarian personnel, is once again becoming unacceptable. All this renders the civilians we are trying to help even more vulnerable.

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