Monday, April 30, 2007

Sudan: Protection for Darfur Must Be a U.S. Priority During Presidency of UN Security Council


Tomorrow, the U.S. will begin its month-long presidency of the United Nations (UN) Security Council, a crucial diplomatic position allowing the U.S. to set that body’s agenda. Africa Action today underscored that the U.S. must use this role to guarantee the deployment of a robust peacekeeping mission to provide protection for the people of Darfur.

As the genocide in Darfur enters its fifth year, civilians continue to be vulnerable to attack and access to humanitarian services, vital to the survival of vulnerable populations, has become increasingly tenuous. In recent weeks, increasing numbers of aid agencies have suspended their operations due to growing insecurity and violence. Africa Action emphasizes that the U.S., as the only government to publicly acknowledge that the events in Darfur constitute genocide, has a responsibility to ensure protection of the people of Darfur. Read more >>>

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