KAIROS Briefing Paper #7: Seven Steps for Peace in Darfur
The destructive armed conflict in Darfur continues despite regional and international efforts to put an end to it. The security situation remains precarious even with the United Nations (UN) Security Council agreement in August to send blue berets to bolster the African Union (AU) peacekeeping mission (AMIS). Canadian and international human rights groups have recently reported on increasing levels of killing and rape, and the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the region. Several armed groups continue to violate the Darfur Peace Agreement (DPA) negotiated last year and AMIS appears unable to halt the numerous serious violations of human rights.