September 14, 2006Since 2003 armed conflict between government-sponsored militias and rebel groups has caused mass death and displacement
in the Darfur region of western Sudan in
The U.S. Department of State estimates that the
violent struggle has killed between 63,000 and 146,000 people. But a
new study by U.S. researchers challenges this
estimate, saying the official data is flawed and that fighting in
Darfur has claimed at least 170,000 to 255,000 lives, possibly many
Go behind the headlines and examine the natural and human-caused factors that fuel the ongoingand deadlyconflict in Sudan.