Monday, September 18, 2006
Crisis in Darfur
Here's an article I came across today in washingtonpost.com:
Global Protests Call for U.N. Intervention in Darfur
By Paul Majendie
Monday, September 18, 2006; Page A12
LONDON, Sept. 17 -- Demonstrators around the world staged a day of action Sunday to highlight the war in Darfur, a region of western Sudan where hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 2 million have been driven from their homes.
In New York, a crowd in Central Park estimated by organizers at about 20,000 demanded that the Bush administration pressure the Sudanese government to stop the killings and displacements in Darfur and to allow a U.N. peacekeeping force to enter the country.
"The world must act and it must do so now because time is not on our side," former secretary of state Madeleine Albright said.
In London, Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders delivered a plea and said prayers outside the residence of Prime Minister Tony Blair, and demonstrators rallied outside the Sudanese Embassy.
A string of protests and events to coincide with a "Day for Darfur" were held in several other European and U.S. cities, in Canada, Cambodia and around east Africa. (washingtonpost.com)
This post ("Darfur Conflict") lists quite a few recent articles on the terrible Darfur crisis that awaits a UN peacekeeping force. the teach
Posted by maryt/theteach at 12:27 PM