Nearly two months after 13 major international aid agencies were expelled from Sudan, concerns rise that rebel groups are uniting in preparation for fresh attacks.
Three Western aid workers were released Saturday. The government denies involvement but some analysts see a broader strategy at work.
Three aid workers were kidnapped this week, while others express concern about the health of the 1.1 million Darfuris left without assistance.
But the expulsion of 13 aid groups from Sudan is more than a humanitarian crisis. It may reignite regional conflicts in the country – and beyond, say analysts.
The joint mission to finish off the notorious Lord's Resistance Army has led to more than 900 deaths and displaced more than 1,330 civilians since it began nearly two months ago.
This weekend, Hollywood star Matt Damon and Haitian-born singer Wyclef Jean urged people to help the UN raise more than $100 million for supplies.
Hammered by a series of storms, thousands of Haitians wait in shelters for help.
Dozens died in the Kalma refugee settlement Monday when government forces attacked, claiming to search for smuggled weapons.