Returning Sudanese men ride their donkeys while carrying firewood home.
Returning Sudanese ride their donkeys while carrying firewood home in Sani Delaiba, one of 12 areas Sudan has promised the United Nations it will make safe for refugees.
Ten of thousands have been killed in the western region of Sudan, victims of ethnic cleansing and civil unrest. Millions of refugees have sought safety in other villages and in camps over the border in Chad. Talks to end the conflict are scheduled to begin Monday, days after the United Nations extracted a promise from the government to help refugees return home. Hear NPR's Jason Beaubien and NPR's Jennifer Ludden.