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Saturday, September 09, 2006

The Next Rwanda...

Lydia Polgreen's New York Times article entitled, Darfur Trembles as Peacekeepers' Exit Looms gives us a look at the fears the Sudanese are currently experiencing....

“What happened in Rwanda, it will happen here,” said Sheik Abdullah Muhammad Ali, who fled here from a nearby village seeking the safety that he hoped the presence of about 200 African Union peacekeepers would bring. But the Sudanese government has asked the African Union to quit Darfur rather than hand over its mission to the United Nations. “If these soldiers leave,” Sheik Ali said, “we will all be slaughtered.” “We beg the international community, somebody, come and save us,” Sheik Ali said. “We have no means to protect ourselves. The only thing we can do is run and hide in the mountains and caves. We will all die.”

Meanwhile, the secretary general of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, has warned that the Sudanese government would be "held colectively and individually responsible for what happens to the population in Darfur."

Annan is wrong. The Sudanese government can not be held solely responsble for what will happen in Darfur once the African Union troops leave.

The International Community must be held responsible.

Sudan must allow the 22,000 U.N. authorized troops and police officers to take over peacekeeping duties from the African Union or Action MUST be Taken!

The article concludes...

At the Rwanda camp, babies arrive, midwife or no. In a straw hut at the edge of the camp, Hasima Abakar sat with her month-old baby, a boy she named Hamid. The birth had been hard, and she lost a lot of blood. But she was more worried about Hamid — pus oozed from his navel. Radiant with fever, he squirmed and turned away from her breast. “I don’t know my future,” she said, her face blank as she gazed down at Hamid. “Only God knows.”

There are a number of things you can do to help stop the killing in Darfur and bring peace and security to the region:

Email President Bush Urging Him to End the Genocide
Sign A Petition Demanding A "New Sudan"
Make a Donation

Learn more about the ongoing Genocide in Darfur

2 Comments:

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