Can America Impact the Humanitarian Crisis in Darfur?

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In his UN speech today, President Bush said the people of Darfur--the province in western Sudan--have suffered "unspeakable violence." UN officials have declared that "no issue needs more urgent attention."  Reminding the General Assembly that the US deems such violence "genocide," the President called on the UN to bolster the African Union forces with peacekeepers of its own, even if the government of Sudan disapproves, and said he's appointed a special American envoy to deal with Darfur. We get the background on the humanitarian crisis and the likelihood of UN peacekeepers being sent to the region.   

Credits

Guests:
Jan Egeland - UN Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, Craig Timberg - Washington Post - @craigtimberg, Henri Boshoff - Military Analyst with the Institute for Security Studies, Philippe de Pontet - Middle East and Africa Analyst with the Eurasia Group

Host:
Warren Olney