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|November 14, 2009|
The border between Darfur and Chad is completely porous but during the rainy season the rivers (wadis) fill with water, inhibiting incursions from Sudanese militia and giving people a few months of security. But by October, the rains have ended, the wadis are dry and the attacks resume.
In October of 2006, I was in in eastern Chad when some 60 villages were attacked and destroyed by janjaweed. Many people were killed, mutilated, raped and wounded. Many thousands were were displaced. If you are interested, here is a link to piece I wrote at that time for the WSJ; No Hopes For US http://www.miafarrow.org/ed_072707.html
Since 2006 the aid organizations have worked in very dangerous conditions. There are the Janjaweed attacks, the incursions of Chadian rebels ( their training camps are inside Darfur and they are entirely armed and supported by the Sudanese government) and in a lawless land, ‘banditry’ thrives.
Today 250,000 Sudanese refugees and nearly the same number of displaced Chadians are completely dependent on humanitarian relief . Tragically that aid is further compromised.