The Forgotten War
Correspondent: Ben Anderson
A decade ago, the crisis in Darfur was a cause celebre; American politicians, activists, and celebrities took to the media to condemn Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for his brutal genocide, and to send out a call for justice and aid his victims. Yet today, world attention has waned, despite the fact that President Bashir remains in power. People continue to die, and millions of refugees remain in overburdened camps filled with malnourished children. Without sufficient aid from the international community, Sudanese rebel groups are stepping in to fight for justice on their own terms. Ben Anderson went to the refugee camps in Chad and Sudan to meet the victims the world has forgotten, and the rebels poised for civil war.