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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.” 

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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 2, 2012 On Its First Birthday, South Sudan Wrestles with War and Corruption

Source: Mother Jones

South Sudan came into being a year ago but remains fragile today: It is rife with violent conflict and corruption, and sorely lacks infrastructure. In 2005, a peace treaty between Sudan's mostly Muslim North and mostly Christian...

June 29, 2012 Analysis: Sudan rulers dig in as foes look for Arab Spring

Source: Reuters

Outside the University of Khartoum, riot police in blue fatigues perch on pickup trucks, keeping watch as young women in bright headscarves and men in button-down shirts walk by carrying textbooks to class in Sudan's intense...

June 28, 2012 South Sudan: Refugee Agency Warns of Looming Health Crisis in Yida

Source: All Africa

Sanitary and hygiene conditions in Yida have taken a radical turn for the worse, owing to the rapid growth of the population in the refugee settlement. UNHCR's head of office in Bentiu, Marie-Helene Verney said the surge was...

June 26, 2012 Support Grows For ICC Action On Sudan War Crimes

Source: VOA

The Southern African nation of Malawi recently took steps to support international efforts to bring to justice those responsible for war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region.

June 25, 2012 Sudanese police crackdown on growing protests

Source: CNN

Sudanese police fired tear gas on a hundred university students demonstrating against government austerity measures and calling for the president's ouster Sunday, a journalist in Khartoum, Sudan, reported.

June 22, 2012 Sudan humanitarian crisis escalates as water runs out

Source: Catholic.org

Refugees in South Sudan will be without water in about one week according to the aid agency, Doctors Without Borders. Despite this, refugees continue to enter the camps looking for an escape from escalating violence in the...

June 21, 2012 Aid Agencies Fear for Survival of Sudan’s Blue Nile Refugees

Source: VOA

UPPER NILE STATE - South Sudan, Around 35,000 people have poured over the border to South Sudan from Sudan's war-torn Blue Nile state in recent weeks. Increasingly malnourished, exhausted and sick, they are arriving to...

June 20, 2012 Oxfam: Rainy Season Could Worsen Water Crisis in South Sudan

Source: Voice of America

NAIROBI - Refugees at camps in South Sudan are suffering from dehydration, diarrhea and other health complications due to a lack of drinking water. The coming rainy season should be a relief, international aid agencies say the...

June 19, 2012 U.N. concerned by delays in peace bid for Sudan, South Sudan

Source: Reuters

The U.N. Security Council expressed concern on Monday at delays by Sudan and South Sudan in implementing a resolution that threatened sanctions if the former civil war foes failed to halt fighting and resume talks on a string of...

June 19, 2012 South Sudan Dehydration Deaths: Refugees Dying From Water Crisis

Source: Huff Post

NAIROBI, Kenya -- Tens of thousands of refugees fleeing war in Sudan are struggling to find enough water to drink and cook with, leading to the deaths of an unknown number from dehydration and diarrhea, aid officials said...

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