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Sudan: Armed Conflict

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Answer of 10 May 2007, Official Report, columns 400-1W, on Sudan: armed conflict, what measures to allow better air monitoring of the violence in Darfur have been proposed by the UK; and if she will make a statement. (142586)

We are considering a number of measures to improve air monitoring in Darfur, from enhanced monitoring on the ground to a no fly zone. We need to assess the logistical challenges of implementation and impact on the humanitarian effort of any measures. We are working with partners in the UN Security Council to press both the African Union and the Panel of Experts to notify the UN Sanctions Committee of any instances of offensive military flights in Darftir.