Living in fear
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Anguish in Darfur

Sabir Ali Abdu holds a sibling in their hut in Darfur, Sudan. He fears the militia that killed their father will return. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Ten-year-old Fatna Adam takes cover from the sun in the Otash refugee camp on the outskirts of Nyala in southern Darfur. More than 1 million people are estimated to have been displaced in this part of Sudan. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
A thatched roof once covered each structure in this Darfur village. Inhabitants fled after it was burned by a militia, adding to the masses of refugees. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Khalid Hassan Mohammed was a teacher in Bindis when janjaweed attacked his school, he said, killing his father, who was headmaster, and brother. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Rebels with the Sudanese Liberation Movement draw wide support from the indigenous people of Darfur. The antigovernment fighters control large swaths of territory. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
The coverings refugees put over their huts fill the Otash camp with color. International relief agencies are dealing with large populations, primitive conditions and great need. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
When Janjaweed militiamen surrounded and fired into the school in the village of Kailek, they killed the 9-year-old son of Ibrahim Abdullah, center. Abdullah’s daughters Itisam, 12, left, and Maija, 8, were in the classroom with their brother, Adam, during the attack. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)