Sunday, March 22, 2009

Darfur refugees plead for foreign aid

Refugees in Sudan's western Darfur region have refused to accept food and medicine from local authorities, instead asking for the return of expelled international aid agencies.

Despite international calls for Sudan to reverse its decision, officials say only local agencies will carry out relief operations.

Now, Sudan is blaming rebels for telling refugees not to accept aid from local agencies.

Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra reports from South Darfur.