EN ROUTE FROM MILE REFUGEE CAMP, Chad--It took five hours to get to this refugee camp on Saturday from N'Djamena, the capital of Chad. Some 15,000 people live in this isolated camp managed by the United Nations contracting with a variety of humanitarian groups.
Sen. Barack Obama paid a 90-minute visit to the camp, established in 2004 for people fleeing violence in the Darfur region of Sudan.
``I wish I could stay longer,'' Obama told a group of camp leaders.
On a plane, Obama reflected on what his visit might accomplish:
“With all the other stuff going on in the world right now, I may play some small part to remind people that the situation here is not resolved.
“There is a lot of other activity that is competing for the worlds’ attention. It is important that the folks here are not forgotten,'' he said.
Right now Obama is starting a press conference here at the Kempinski Hotel in N'Djamena. After a two-week African swing, Obama flies back to the U.S. on Sunday.
More in the Sunday Sun-Times.