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July 31 , 2008

Troops die on ground in Darfur as UN helicopters perform at shows  31/07-2008 10:07  (The Independent (UK))
Helicopters desperately needed by peacekeepers in Darfur are flying in air shows and sitting in hangars across Europe, according to a new report.

Support for Darfur mission urged  31/07-2008 10:09  (BBC)
The international community has been accused of failing to provide basic equipment vital to the peacekeeping mission in Sudan's Darfur region.

Advocacy group pushes for helicopters for Darfur  31/07-2008 10:18  (Associated Press)
A Darfur advocacy group complained Wednesday that nations aren't doing enough to help the U.N. peacekeeping mission for the stricken Sudanese region, urging them to provide helicopters and other equipment needed to protect civilians.

Aid groups urge helicopters for Darfur  31/07-2008 10:15  (Agence France-Presse)
A new report has identified 140 aircraft as suitable to aid struggling UN peacekeeping efforts in Darfur, urging India, Ukraine and NATO countries in particular to donate helicopters without delay.

Activists urge world to send helicopters to Darfur  31/07-2008 10:13  (Reuters)
The world could easily provide helicopters needed by Darfur peacekeepers and NATO states alone could provide over six times the number required, Darfur campaigners said in a report on Thursday.

Activists call on ČR to provide helicopters for Darfur  31/07-2008 10:12  (Prague Daily Monitor)
World personalities Wednesday criticised the international community, naming particularly five countries including the Czech Republic, for not having provided helicopters for the peacekeeping mission i Darfur, Sudan.

UN to renew Darfur peacekeeping mandate  31/07-2008 10:11  (Financial Times)
The UN Security Council is set to renew a mandate for peacekeepers in Sudan’s war-ravaged Darfur region on Thursday in a resolution calling for redoubled efforts to end a five-year humanitarian disaster.

Darfur Peacekeepers Need Helicopters, World Aid, Groups Say  31/07-2008 10:10  (Bloomberg)
The international community has let down peacekeepers in Sudan's western region of Darfur by failing to equip them to help end the five-year conflict there, more than 30 rights groups said.

US Lawmakers Urge Support for Darfur Peacekeepers  31/07-2008 10:19  (Voice of America News)
Members of the U.S. Congress are debating a measure calling on governments to step up assistance to the United Nations/African Union Peacekeeping Mission in Darfur. VOA's Dan Robinson reports, in the debate and in separate legislation approved by the House, China's role in Sudan also came up.

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