Raids from Sudanese pro-government militias and Chadian rebels have
destroyed or damaged nearly 80 villages and refugee camps in the last two
months. Over a thousand people have been killed or wounded, and nearly 100,000
sent running. The UN is calling for peacekeepers, or some kind of muscle, to
put a halt to the looting of relief supplies, and attacks on aid workers. No
one is eager to send troops to help.
29, 2006: In neighboring Central African Republic (CAR), there are three
rebellions underway, and the government controls little beyond the capital. In
addition, the unrest in Chad and Sudan is spreading into CAR. There are about a
quarter million internal refugees and, like the refugees in neighboring Chad
and Sudan, the international aid groups find themselves being looted and robbed
by rebels and bandits, and, in effect, helping to support the thugs.
24, 2006: After discussions in Libya, the president of Chad and the leader of
the FUC (United Front for Democratic Change) signed a peace deal. The FUC is on
the outs with some of the other rebel groups, but this deal makes for one less
hostile faction to deal with.