Hours after the ICC announced an arrest warrant for Sudan’s President al-Bashir, he and his administration distributed their own blows to the country. Ultimately, unless the International community acts, we are allowing Sudan to continue genocide of it’s non-arab population. Without aid workers, they don’t need the Janjaweed militia men riding in and raping, burning and killing, Darfuris will waste away in displacement camps – genocide by starvation and disease. Sudan has expelled 13 aid agencies thus far, leaving 4.7 million without aid, including:
OXFAM – GB
MSF-Holland (Doctors without Borders)
Save the Children Fund – UK
Save the Children Fund – US
Norwegian Refugee Council
International Rescue Committee
Action Contre La Faim-France
Do you remember Ahmat, who met so many years ago in 2005? He may be in one of the many camps. He left Eastern Chad in search of an education because there was no secondary schools in the refugee camps. We haven’t heard from him since. He may be one of the millions that die without aid.
1. Please call the White House today (202 456 1111) or State Department (202 647 6575) and say “I want President Obama and his administration to ensure humanitarian aid is not cut off for Darfur and to appoint a high-level official with the necessary stature, authority and mandate to bring peace to Sudan and its people”
2. Sign IRC’s petition to UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon about aid agencies being kicked out.
3. Use your facebook profile, twitter account, myspace page or other social network to post info about Sudan. Swift action must be taken, millions of lives are at stake.
4. Fax the White House.
5. Text Secretary of State Clinton at 90822 – Tell her to do more for Darfur immediately.
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