Darfur, in Western Sudan, is gripped by human tragedy. Over the past two years 180,000 people have died. Every month another 15,000 perish. More than two million have fled their homes. This Sudanese province is caught in a complex tangle of civil war and dwindling resources. The creeping desert has fanned the flames of conflict between nomads and farmers over land and water. The dry season is drawing to a close and it will soon be time for planting. Farmers come back to check the land they left behind. But they risk attacks from roving militias. Despite heavy restrictions on international media access, Earth Report has filmed inside Sudan to investigate the environmental roots to Darfur’s humanitarian crisis.
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