On World Refugee Day: Think and Act Darfur

As Darfur is experiencing a dramatic spike in violence on the tenth anniversary of the crisis, Susan Rice and Samantha Power have been appointed National Security Adviser and Ambassador to the United Nations respectively.  In their new positions, they will have the unique opportunity to directly impact the U.S. and world’s response to the dire man-made humanitarian crisis in Darfur—and all of Sudan.

Tell Susan Rice and Samantha Power to do all in their power to protect innocent civilians and change the 10-years deadly status quo in Darfur.

About Darfur, Susan Rice said:

“One has to wonder how the (Bush) Administration can explain to the dead, the nearly dead, and the soon to be dead people of Darfur that, at the end of the day, even after we have declared that genocide is occurring, even after we repeatedly insist that we are committed to stoping it, the United States continues to stand by as the genocide occurs.” (2007)

About Darfur, Samantha Power said:

“The genocide in Darfur will not stop unless there is sustained U.S. leadership…It means sustained, relentless U.S. leadership…It is long past time to get serious.” (2007)

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In honor of World Refugee Day and the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homes under threat of persecution, conflict and violence, i-ACT highlights Nephisa, one of thousands of children living in Darfuri refugee camps in the isolated region of Eastern Chad. In an interview with i-ACT, Nephisa gives a little insight into her story.

Katie-Jay keeps i-ACT running on several levels. Much of her work entails coordinating partnerships with other grassroots organizations and implementing the campaigns developed by Gabriel and seeing through the details. She graduated from Portland State University with a BA in Sociology and a focus on Community Development. She has previously worked as a community organizer in Thailand, Guatemala, and with grassroots organizations across the United States.

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