The following news report tells of the discovery of a massive underground lake in the Darfur region of Sudan, which is said to be the size of Lake Erie, the tenth largest lake in the world. The extreme shortage of water in the Darfur area is a primary impetus for the ongoing violence and bloodshed, which has claimed at least 200,000 lives (by conservative estimations). The proposed 1,000 new water wells could spell a serious shift in the direction of the regional difficulties, certainly improving the lives of the 2 million refugees scattered in camps all over the area and neighboring Chad. So far, diplomatic solutions, including economic sanctions and a small Africa Union force, have proved impotent.
Let us pray that the newfound water source propels a movement for peace in the region, so that justice may roll on like a river, and righteousness like a never-failing stream (Amos 5:24).
BBC News-Africa: Water find 'may end Darfur war'