See What Is Happening In Darfur and What You Can Do To Help.
Posted by Catherine Morgan on May 30, 2007
I originally posted this on my political site Informed Voters. I wanted to share it here also, since there are links for ways we can all help.
This is how you can help, what you can do…
After months, the White House has announced the implementation of “Plan B” sanctions against Sudan to compel the government to bring an end to the violence.
While this is an encouraging step forward, this package of unilateral U.S. sanctions is not enough if it is not immediately matched by the international community. Urge President Bush to prioritize multinational sanctions.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Children in Sudan are press-ganged, coerced to join armed groups, raped and used as forced labor or sex slaves, according to a new report by humanitarian groups.
The report, Sudan’s Children at a Crossroads, concentrates mainly on Darfur, where a conflict has been raging for four years, and southern Sudan, emerging from 20 years of war.
“Children in Sudan continue to endure some of the most inhumane treatment found anywhere in the world,” said Kathleen Hunt, chair of the Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict, on Wednesday.
“Despite the end of the war in the south and recent signs of hope for a strengthened peacekeeping force in Darfur, many Sudanese children are not faring any better than they were four years ago,” Hunt told a news conference on the report, compiled by six humanitarian organizations. — READ FULL ARTICLE
Pictures and Links:
A refugee holds a barbed wire in front of the Turkish Red Crescent Hospital in the Darfur city of Nyala, February 2007. Gunmen killed five Senegalese peacekeepers in Darfur in the deadliest attack to hit the embattled contingent since it was first deployed in the western Sudanese region in 2004, a spokesman said Monday.(AFP/File/Mustafa Ozer)
Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) soldiers, seen here on 14 February 2007 in Umm Rai. UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday opens high-level talks here with the African Union (AU) on Darfur that could clear the way for deploying a sizable UN force in the strife-torn Sudanese region.(AFP/File)
The children of Sudan are its future – Save the Children — This photo is the “Pulitzer Prize” winning photo taken in 1994 during the Sudan famine. The picture depicts a famine stricken child crawling towards a United Nations food camp, located a kilometer away.
The vulture is waiting for the child to die so it can eat it. This picture shocked the whole world. No one knows what happened to the child, not even the photographer Kevin Carter who left the place as soon as the photograph was taken.
Three months later he committed suicide due to depression.
How many more years must Sudanese children and mothers suffer?
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