Chad, Sudan, Darfur...




Kadir van Lohuizen has covered conflicts in Africa and elsewhere, but is probably best known for his projects on the seven rivers of the world and the diamond industry. Kadir is based in Amsterdam and New York. He has received numerous prizes including two World Press Photo awards and the Visa d’Or. He won the latter with his photos of the conflict between Sudan and Chad, in which the region of Darfur suffers the most,  due to its oil resources. Since 2003 approximately 300,000 people have been killed and 2.7 million displaced, according to UN figures. We can’t assume that the drama is over now that news channels and papers are only focusing on the financial crisis. The terror continues. An increase in violence in Darfur last month has displaced at least an additional 64,000 people. While this issue went to print President Omar al-Bashir - Sudan’s leader and main-responsible - was once again lobbying for an escape from prosecution by the International Criminal Court.

Also see Kadir's portfolio 'America's New Diaspora'.