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Caritas Worker Killed in Darfur
DARFUR, Sudan, June 19, 2007 - A Caritas employee was shot and killed on his way home from work at a West Darfur refugee camp on Sunday.

Pope Asks for a Solution in Darfur
VATICAN CITY, JUNE 1, 2007 - Benedict XVI asked for a negotiated solution to the bloody situation in the Darfur region of Sudan.

Caritas worker killed 06/16

Pope asks for a solution in Darfur

U.S. Sanctions on Sudan in Effort to Stop the Genocide in  Darfur

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 29, 2007- President George Bush has announced that new economic sanctions will be introduced to put pressure on the government in Khartoum in an effort to stop the genocide in Darfur (see "Sudan - Cauldron of Tragedy"). The sanctions target 31 Sudanese companies and 3 individuals complicit in the violence.

Genocide and Extreme Poverty:
Quotes from the Social Teachings

Sudan- cauldron of tragedy
Sudan is the largest African country- about a quarter of the size of the USA- and one of the most diverse on the continent. The diversity is not confined merely to the landscape, ranging from deserts to mountain ranges, swamps and rain forests, but it also extends to the inhabitants: Sudan's people comprise 597 ethnic groups who speak more than 400 different languages and dialects and represent various religions.

Darfur Aid Workers Inhibited by Militias
ABATA, Sudan, APRIL 20, 2007 ( While people living in displacement camps now have access to basic services, remote co mmunities in Darfur have received little humanitarian assistance because of continued security threats to aid workers.

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