Wednesday, December 21, 2005

More U.N. (In)Action

The United Nations and the African Union on Wednesday condemned an attack on a village in Darfur in western Sudan in which camel and horse-riding assailants killed 20 civilians and burned their huts.

The 500 men, suspected Arab militiamen known as the Janjaweed, swept through the village of Abu Sorouj in the war-wrecked Darfur region on Monday, killing the villagers and destroying and looting their houses, U.N. spokeswoman Radhia Achouri told reporters.

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan condemned the attack, Achouri said, warning that "the security situation in Darfur remains volatile. Militia attacks on villages continue."
And the attacks will continue until the U.N. stops issuing condemnations, and starts actually doing something to stop the genocide. Actions are needed; not more words.