On a UN map of Darfur released this month, a patchwork of yellow and orange denotes locations with little or no humanitarian access. Compared with maps of previous years, vast new regions are labelled off-limits.
Humanitarian workers say that in terms of security and attacks on staff, the situation for aid agencies in Darfur has never been as bad as in the past 18 months, and their ability to reach people in need is at an all-time low.
This is just another reason why both sides should be working towards ending the violence. Have they no empathy for the civilians they're affecting?