Sunday, April 02, 2006

Sudan tragedy needs action

The tragedy in the Sudan is overwhelming. In three years, 300,000 people have been killed; more than 2 million people have been displaced. Rapes and mutilations occur daily. The United Nations describes it as the world's worst humanitarian disaster and the United States has gone so far as labeling the situation in Darfur "genocide."

Yet, little is officially being done to right the wrongs, and grassroots efforts coordinated by frustrated citizens are sprouting up.

In Poughkeepsie, Diane Browne-Sterdt, like many people throughout the country, is increasingly appalled about the atrocities occurring in the western region of the Sudan, especially after having seen the movie "Hotel Rwanda." Read the full story >>>

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