2005 Photo Contest, Nature, 1st prize

Jahi Chikwendiu

The Washington Post

13 August, 2004

A sandstorm sweeps by the temporary housing used by displaced Sudanese people, just across the border from Darfur. Tension between nomadic Arabs and black African farmers over grazing rights in the arid region had been ongoing for many years, and blazed into a conflict in which Arab militias were accused of war crimes against the black population. More than two million people were said to have been forced off their farms. With no-one to cultivate the land, the harsh climate wreaked further havoc, and the area faced a humanitarian crisis of massive proportions.

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Jahi Chikwendiu

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