The U.S. Agency for International Development estimated that at least 350,000 people will die of disease and malnutrition over the next nine months.
Returning from a recent trip to refugee sites on the border between Sudan and Chad, a team of investigators from Physicians for Human Rights issued a report that found several indicators of genocide in Darfur. The eyewitness accounts from refugees are heartbreaking. The destruction of villages, the killing, the hot pursuit of survivors, the systematic rape of women -- these crimes form a pattern the report calls genocide.
According to estimates by international humanitarian organizations, at least 1.2 million people in Darfur have been forced from their homes and scores have been terrorized or killed by Arab militias known as the Jingaweit.
And I'll keep talking about it.
June 27, 2004
Posted by Jeneane Sessum at 7:06 PM