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Joint Appeal to the UN Security Council to Act on Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis

In advance of the United Nations Security Council’s December 12 meeting on the situation in Myanmar, we, a global coalition of 148 human rights, faith-based and humanitarian organizations, urgently call on the Council to take immediate action to address the campaign of ethnic cleansing and mass atrocity crimes, including crimes against humanity, committed against the […]

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Luis Moreno-Ocampo Out of the ICC but Still Fighting the Good Fight

I had the privilege to meet the International Criminal Court’s first Prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, not long ago. I told him that he was greatly admired in Darfuri refugee camps, where he was seen as a hero, and there are many children in the camps named Ocampo. I also told him that they would not compromise […]

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Citing responsibility to protect, rights groups issue open letter to President Obama FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CITIES NATIONWIDE – July 19, 2011 – Amid reports of government-sponsored aerial bombardment of civilians, summary door-to-door executions and evidence of mass graves in Southern Kordofan, 54 human rights and anti-genocide organizations in 27 states have issued an open letter […]

Day 0: Preparations

James’ thoughts on arrival

Most of our first full day in the capital was spent at the UNHCR (United Nations High Commission for Refugees) doing the Byzantine paperwork necessary to travel through eastern Chad. After our driver picked us up at the hotel I got my first chance to see rush hour life in N’djamena. The streets were busier […]

AWOL Campaign: Join In Weekly Actions!

Top Ten AWOL Facts Countdown ACTION

#1 – Sunday, Sept. 19th: NCP Leaders will soon arrive at the UN to promote their agenda. By Email – Send Fact #1 to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. On Twitter – Top 10 AWOL #Sudan Facts #1: NCP Leaders will soon arrive at the UN to promote their agenda ( @StateDept @presssec On Facebook […]

Day 4: June 18, 2009

Refugee Cool

There’s a new kind of cool to me. It’s refugee cool. It’s not the type of cool you see in New York or LA night clubs, it’s not the attitude or the clothes or the accessories…it’s not having the new Wii game…it’s not the overly dressed yet laid back hipsters…it’s not even Wyclef or Lauryn […]