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darfur situation?

hello all, as anyone been in darfur recently and can give information of the working conditions? how are the authorities treating journalists? are they giving visas? and is it possible to travel to the refugee camps? thank’s in advance. cheers all and have fun.

by [a former member] at 2006-09-20 22:35:55 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Lisbon , Portugal | Bookmark | | Report spam→

20 Sep 2006 00:09
if your going legally.. ive got nothing to add.. to anyone thinking of crossing from chad into former sla areas.. contact me. peas. miguel: check your pm’s.

by e.t.r. | 20 Sep 2006 22:09 | portland, oregon, United States | | Report spam→
All word that I get is that currently it is exceedingly dangerous there, with many NGOs pulling most of their people out for safety. And Ethan can tell you about the dangers of crossing in from Chad, where he and others (including Paul Salopek of the Chicago Trib on assignment for the National Geographic) were arrested.

by [former member] | 21 Sep 2006 02:09 | Washington, DC, United States | | Report spam→
i just returned from Chad. The security situation is deteroriating, more than a few local NGO’s have been held up for their cars, so watch out when you hire a car. as for crossing over, not a good idea. From the Ouri Cassoni camp in Bahai I could see Sudanese Army vehicles on the other side, waiting for the wadi’s to dry. Also, fighting in the Guededa district…

by Darren McCollester | 22 Sep 2006 15:09 | Boston, Massachusetts, United States | | Report spam→
I just returned from Darfur and it has gotten much more difficult to work there since I went in late May. It is possible to still work but make sure you get the proper permissions – in addition to the visa to enter the country, you also need a travel permit to visit Darfur and if you want to go out of any of the 3 capitals you will need separate permissions. In addition, you will also most likely need to receive additional permissions to visit the camps. Even with the proper paperwork you have a great likelyhood of being harassed, but just make sure you are actually cleared to be where you are going…

by candace feit | 24 Sep 2006 03:09 | Dakar, Senegal | | Report spam→

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