DARFUR UPDATE….NATO is planning to help airlift additional African Union troops into Darfur:
Officials said Nato would only fly peacekeepers to Darfur and provide some support staff to help the AU run a headquarters. Only Canada has expressed a willingness to provide helicopters to fly peacekeepers within Darfur.
….The Nato secretary general, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, told ministers today: “The situation in that region is appalling, and we must do all that is in our power ? in coordination with other organisations, starting with the EU ? to assist the African Union in its efforts.”
This isn’t much, especially considering that we’re two years into this crisis. In fact, it’s kind of pathetic that NATO isn’t willing to do any more than provide a limited airlift for other troops.
Still, it’s better than nothing.