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Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Do Not Forget Darfur. I Beg You.

Omar Ismail, co-founder of Darfur Peace and Development, cited Rwanda and the Holocaust as examples of what happens when the international community waits before stepping in with help. Posted by Hello

"...The United Nations reported there are 1.2 million internally displaced people in Darfur, which has a population of 6 million."

"On Jan. 14, an attack on the town of Hamada left more than 100 people dead, including many children and women, according to foreign military and aid officials in Darfur. Thousands more have fled their homes, adding to the two million people pushed into tattered camps in Sudan and neighboring Chad by the conflict.

"It is not a war between armies; it is a kind of war on civilians."

"Caught in the middle, frightened villagers say they do not care who the perpetrators are: the rebels who fight in their name, the government that attacks their towns, or the Arab militiamen who terrorize them." [read more]