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Arabic Media

November 1, 2022

Source: Al Rai (Government-friendly, Jordanian daily enjoys wide circulation)
Headline: Darfur Peacekeeping Force to Start Arriving at the Beginning of Next Year

  • Rudolph Adada inaugurated hybrid force headquarters in Darfur and announced that the force will start its mission at the beginning of next year
  • The hybrid force’s 26,000 troops will replace the poorly-equipped African Union force of 7,000 troops, which was unable to reduce the violence in Darfur
  • Rudolph Adada added that the hybrid force will initially deploy 4,000 UN troops to increase the number of African troops currently deployed in Darfur

Source: Addustour (Government-friendly, Jordanian daily enjoys wide circulation)
Headline: Reality: Children for Sale
By: Dr. Huda Fakhouri

  • The failed operation to kidnap Chadian children raises many questions about the nature and role of humanitarian organizations that are active in restive areas such as in Iraq and Palestine. 
  • On the surface, these organizations have a humanitarian goal and provide service to war victims; but this failed operation opened our eyes on an inhumane aspect of these organizations’ work: kidnapping of Sudanese and Chadian children using private planes
  • The real motive for this operation is not the welfare of the children, but to sell them for families that are looking for maids and servants, to satisfy a homosexual desire, or to use them as spare parts for anyone who can pay for a kidney, a liver, an eye, or even a heart
  • This operation, which was uncovered by accidents, exposes organizations that claim to have superior values and principle; but in reality they do horrible things that contradict what they claim
  • This accidental discovery raises many questions about the “real nature” of the work done by the many humanitarian organizations active in the Arab and Muslim worlds

Source: Al Jazeera (Leading Arabic News Channel, headquartered in Qatar)
Headline: Criticism of Arab Conference to Support Darfur Development
By: Imad Abdul Hadi

  • Despite official statements expressing satisfaction with the level of Arab and Muslim countries’ pledges to Darfur development, many experts criticized not just the small pledges but also the lack of Arab and Muslim involvement in humanitarian work in Darfur
  • Faruq Kaduda, economics professor at the University of Um Durman, said that Arab pledges were far below what Sudan expected
  • Economics experts Hassan Sati and Mohamed Ibrahim Kabidge said that Arab humanitarian involvement in Darfur pales in comparison to its Western counterpart, and added that it was not surprising to see how little Arabs pledged to develop the region
  • Kabidge expressed disappointment at the meager pledge by oil-rich Arab countries to develop the Darfur region and criticized Arab and Muslim governments for showing little concern towards the Darfur crisis

Source: Asharq Al Awsat (Saudi-owned Pan-Arab daily with wide circulation)
Headline: Demonstrations in Chad against French Organization Involved in Failed Kidnapping Operation

  • Hundreds demonstrated against the members of French humanitarian organization L’Arche de Zoe who were arrested for trying to kidnap 103 children in Chad and take them to Europe
  • The scandal created by this failed operation has tarnished other humanitarian organizations active in the restive eastern region of Chad
  • Families arrived at the shelter where the 103 children are kept with hopes of finding their missing loved ones
  • The scandal embarrassed the French government which is a strong supporter of Chadian regime and has military presence in the country

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