U.N. sounds alarm on new Sudan clashes

Mar 12, 2014, 6:14 AM EDT
U.N. volunteer prepares food for children in a camp in Tawila, North Darfur on March 4, 2014.
UNAMID/AFP/File, Albert Gonzalez Farran

The U.N. has warned about an upsurge in violence in Sudan's Darfur region, saying some 50,000 people had been displaced since the end of February. Peacekeepers and aid agencies had been blocked from entering affected areas, U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay said. Much of the violence is between rival Arab groups, although rebel and government forces are also involved, a BBC correspondent reports.
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