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UPDATE on the Sudan crisis, at
Human Rights Watch has published a
report that documents Sudan government involvement in the genocide.
Ethnic militias known as Janjaweed are being supplied by the Sudanese
government with armaments, communications equipment, uniforms, and money.
Government forces and the Janjaweed have participated in joint military
operations and supported each other in reconnaissance, according to the report.
The report names government officials who have been directly involved in
soliciting Janjaweed participation in atrocities.
An overview of the history of the region, and the precursors leading up to
the crisis have been outlined in an excellent article prepared by the International Crisis Group, an NGO
based in Brussels, Belgium. Over one million people have been
displaced. The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation), has launched an appeal on behalf of humanitarian organizations
soliciting public donations aimed at helping the Sudanese population
affected. We implore you to consider making a donation, no matter how
modest; the following are some of the aid organizations attempting to alleviate
United Nations Food Program is seeking donations to fund its food program
aimed at feeding the refugees at the camps.
www.msf.org Medecins Sans Frontieres, French based organization of
doctors providing medical assistance and combating malaria and malnutrition in
www.oxfam.org.uk Oxfam is providing clean water and sanitation to the
refugee camps. One Oxfam worker described as many as 80 families, have to
currently share one makeshift 'bathroom/latrine'.
www.unicef.org UNICEF seeks to vaccinate the children against disease, but
is short on supplies and funds.
Posted September 6, 2004
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