Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Its all about peace keeping

"Numbers of saw-mills and wood-fired brick kilns have rocketed in the region's main towns to keep up with rising demand for building materials for new peacekeeping bases, displacement shelters and accommodation for U.N. staff, the report added.

It said brick-making kilns alone were burning up an estimated 52,000 trees a year, which meant "the current form of brick-making is having a disastrous impact on Darfur's fragile environment"." (Thanks Rania)

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