Thursday, August 17, 2006

Darfur needs a UN peacekeeping force

Amnesty International

Sudan: Darfur needs a UN peacekeeping force that can provide security for civilians

The African Union and the Darfur Peace Agreement are failing the people of Darfur, Amnesty International said today, as the UN Security Council prepared to discuss the possible mandate of a UN peacekeeping force to protect civilians in Darfur. Only a renewed and determined engagement by the UN and the international community can offer hope for an end to the people's suffering.
"The international community must admit that no solution has been offered to the suffering in Darfur -- on the contrary things are getting worse," said Kate Gilmore, Executive Deputy Secretary General of Amnesty International. "What the people of Darfur need now is an international peacekeeping force with the power to put a stop to the killings, to the raping, and to the displacement. Personal security is the basic need -- and fundamental right -- of all people in Darfur." Read more >>>

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