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Crisis in Sudan Darfur Genocide
Darfur/Sudan – genocide on a massive scale
From the Save Darfur Coalition:
“The emergency in Sudan’s western region of Darfur presents the starkest challenge to the world since the Rwanda genocide in 1994. A government-backed Arab militia known as ‘Janjaweed’ has been engaging in campaigns to displace and wipe out communities of African tribal farmers.
“Villages have been razed, women and girls are systematically raped and branded, men and boys murdered, and food and water supplies targeted and destroyed. Government aerial bombardments support the ‘Janjaweed’ by hurling explosives as well as barrels of nails, car chassis and old appliances from planes to crush people and property. Tens of thousands have died. Well over a million people have been driven from their homes, and only in the past few weeks have humanitarian agencies gained limited access to some of the affected region.
“Mukesh Kapila, the former United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Sudan, said on March 19, 2004 that the violence in Darfur is ‘more than a conflict, it's an organized attempt to do away with one set of people.’ The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has issued its first ever genocide emergency. John Prendergast of International Crisis Group warns, - We have not yet hit the apex of the crisis.”
“The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) estimates that 350,000 people or more could die in the coming months. Ongoing assessments by independent organizations such as Medecins sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) suggest that USAID’s estimate may be conservative. If aid is denied or unavailable, as many as a million people could perish.
“Lives are hanging in the balance on a massive scale.”
The editors of Accountability-Central believe that the events in Darfur need to be kept in focus --- there must be an end to this tragedy that is occurring each and every day. There must be a return to accountability on the part of Sudan’s Government. This section will focus on news and commentary and background research including lists of those organizations that are working to provide direct aid to the people of Darfur; those lobbing the UN for action; and others that are applying economic and shareholder pressure to those companies and corporations that are doing business in Sudan or supporting the government that is allegedly behind these terrible atrocities. There is a strong measure of “corporate and institutional accountability” in these tragic events.
Latest on Crisis in Sudan Darfur Genocide
July 19, 2012 Sudan: The Economic Roots of Sudan's UnrestSource: AllAfrica.com
What started as a student movement against spending cuts in Khartoum a month ago has since spread to other segments of the Sudanese population and country, and developed into broader protests against President Omar al-Bashir's...
July 17, 2012 A Canadian's account of Sudan's budding revoltSource: CBC Blog
Momentum is building behind a youth-led movement in Sudan that protesters hope will become a full-blown uprising against the African country's longtime president Omar al-Bashir.
Source: RTT News
International charity organization, Save the Children, warned Sunday that the refugee situation in South Sudan is worsening steadily on a daily basis as the already over-crowded camps in the region are ill-equipped to deal with...
July 13, 2012 Outrage: Sudan’s Al-Bashir, Indicted for Genocide, is Nominated for Seat on UN Human Rights CouncilSource: Canada Free Press
GENEVA, - The Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch urged United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay to urgently speak out against the African-backed bid by Sudanese...
July 11, 2012 The Obama administration's troubling Darfur policySource: The Daily Caller
The sudden resignation of the U.S. ambassador in Kenya has cast an uncomfortable spotlight on the deep flaws in the Obama administration’s policies regarding the Darfur genocide. After only 13 months on the job, J. Scott...
July 10, 2012 In South Sudan, one day we shall be a happy nationSource: Guardian.co.uk
I would have graduated from university in 2011 but because of the separation of South Sudan from Sudan, the University of Juba, where I study, did not reopen until earlier this year. I thought this time nothing would stop me from...
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, who fought as a rebel chief in one of Africa's longest civil wars, has confronted those two old and deadly enemies of development - poverty and corruption - in his first year as head of the...
Refugees in South Sudan are facing a nutrition and disease crisis as conflict and hunger in the neighboring Blue Nile State of Sudan continue to drive people across the border.
Source: Daily News and Analysis
A humanitarian tragedy is unfolding in a remote corner of South Sudan, the world's newest nation — and one of its poorest — as it prepares to celebrate its first anniversary of independence.
July 3, 2012 VICTORY FOR GENOCIDE-FREE INVESTING PROPOSAL AT INGSource: Investors Against Genocide
SCOTTSDALE, AZ –Shareholders approved the genocide-free investing proposal on the ballot of the ING Emerging Countries Fund in a lopsided vote, yesterday. The proposal passed with 59.25% voting in favor, 10.84% voting against...
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