National | With rainy season approaching, time is running short to avert disaster
by Jamie Dean
Posted 5/27/06, 12:00 am
Beneath a sprawling tree in a crowded village in the hot Sudanese sun, some 250 men gathered to recount their perilous trek from Darfur. They had arrived in southern Sudan after fleeing the danger and destitution of the country's war-ravaged western region. Joe Madison, a U.S. human-rights activist, asked how many had lost family members to the war in Darfur. "Every man in that group raised his hand," Mr. Madison told WORLD. He asked the men what they needed. They answered: "Food, water, shelter, protection." He asked them what they had lost. They answered: "Everything."