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January 27, 2005



"some positive signs were becoming apparent that the relief operation had alleviated the worst of the suffering."

Probable translation:

The weak ones are mostly dead now. Overall, attrition has reduced the refugee population to the point where the resources available to them (which have not improved one iota) are no longer hopelessly overwhelmed. In other news, Mr. Nabarro is enjoying his new Land Cruiser.


I agree. It is hardly "good news" to say that a massacre has succeeded in its original mission.

Mick H

Well OK, "good news" is not the right phrase. It could be a great deal worse than it is though, if the WHO is to be believed.

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