Urgent update: Darfur is on the brink of war. It has been months since the government of Sudan agreed to let aid in to the suffering people of Darfur. But they have yet to follow through on this promise. All the while, the number of civilian deaths in this brutal civil war continues to climb.
A UN peacekeeping force remains the only hope to bring peace to the region. This force has already authorized by the UN Security Council, but they might never reach Darfur if the Sudanese government doesn't agree to let them in. That's why it's so important that our leaders demand that the peacekeepers are admitted.
The 2.5 million Darfuris that have been driven from their homes and are completely dependent on international aid for food, medical help, and shelter. But much of that aid has not been able to reach those who need it. Tell President Bush and the UN Secretary-General to stop the genocide in Darfur by putting international pressure on Sudan!
Everyday, the 2.5 million people chased from their homes in Darfur face the threat of starvation, disease, and rape, while the few lucky enough to remain in their homes risk displacement, torture, and murder. Therefore, we call on you to do the following:
- Push for the immediate deployment of the already-authorized UN peacekeeping force.
- Strengthen the understaffed African Union force already in Darfur until the UN force can be deployed.
- Increase humanitarian aid and ensure access for delivery.
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