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Death Rate in Darfur Seen Declining

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Death Rate in Darfur Seen Declining

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Death Rate in Darfur Seen Declining

Death Rate in Darfur Seen Declining

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According to The Los Angeles Times, the death rate in the Darfur region of Sudan has come down significantly. Though the exact numbers are debated, as many as 10,000 people a month were dying in the region three years ago; today, the rate is believed to be in the hundreds.

The change can be attributed largely to humanitarian efforts and also to changing tactics by the Janjaweed militia, but people in Darfur remain dependent on help from aid organizations and violence remains a problem. Edmund Sanders, Nairobi bureau chief for the paper, talks with Alex Cohen.