26 April 2007

For once, I'll be serious. Please help.

As you read this, over 3 million people in Darfur, Sudan are crammed together in concentration camps, dying of disease and hunger, while government sponsored troops slaughter civilians, use rape to destroy group unity, and shoot children for sport. 400,000 men, women, and children are already dead. Entire races have been exterminated by the Sudanese government's campaign of ethnic cleansing.

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Where is Darfur?
Darfur is a region in western Sudan, an eastern African country half the size of the United States


Why are people being killed?
Sudan is an Islamist Dictatorship controlled by Omar Al-Bashir. Bashir maintains control by ruthlessly crushing rebellion. When Ethnic African groups in Darfur started a war for independence, Bashir responded with a campaign of violence targeting civilians. He has used proxy militia groups to torch whole cities, rape and kill thousands of women and children.


This two year old girl was shot in the back. Her mother was killed.
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1 comment:

mum said...

Dear Scholiast, I have signed - and sent it to Soroptimist friends across the world!
love, mum