“Darfur is very far from the world’s worst humanitarian crisis at the moment. Just over 600 people were killed there last year and there is general agreement that the situation is a “low-intensity conflict”. Yet millions of people remain displaced from their homes – entirely dependent on humanitarian relief agencies for food, shelter and medicine. Two months ago, Sudan expelled 13 international aid agencies in retaliation for an ICC decision to issue an arrest warrant for the president, Omar al-Bashir. Clearly, the humanitarian consequences of this are serious, and it is no exaggeration to say that hundreds of thousands of people may die as a result…”
Conor Foley is a humanitarian aid worker and the author of Thin Blue Line: How Humanitarianism Went to War.
“A fascinating and important analysis of recent wars and disasters around the world… Foley has the inestimable advantage of having been in many of the places he talks about and he enriches the discussion with thoughtful diary extracts and vivid anecdotes.” – Guardian