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Sudanese refugees in Chad face a humanitarian disaster

Weaker Resolution
The United Nations Security Council passed a resolution demanding that Sudan rein in Arab militiamen accused of ethnic cleansing against non-Arabs. The U.N. gave Khartoum 30 days to stop the bloodshed or the Security Council will consider economic sanctions against Sudan. The draft resolution had demanded automatic sanctions for noncompliance, but that was softened after several Security Council members, including China and Russia, objected. As many as 50,000 people have been killed in fighting and attacks by the militia, known as the Janjaweed, in the Darfur region of western Sudan. More than a million have been...