“The genocide is ongoing”

The Republic of Ireland’s Minister of Defence, Willie O’Dea, has described the current situation in Chad as “highly volatile” and the most challenging mission ever undertaken by the Defence Forces. It won’t have been made any less volatile after the decision by the International Criminal Court to file 10 charges of war crimes against Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir. The New York Times reported that thousands of his supporters had protested in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, ahead of the announcement. The Guardian provides an informative map of the region with refugee camps and UN risk assessments, although the risk to refugee camps inside Chad isn’t noted.