Drawing upon the voices of cultural leaders to protect and assist the vulnerable, marginalized and displaced.
If you had 90 days to prevent another Darfur, what would you do?
On January 9th, Southern Sudan will vote for its independence. The country is currently led by an indicted war criminal, Omar al-Bashir. Both north and south are preparing for war, leaving civilians at grave risk of major human rights violations.
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"The largest conventional war on the face of the earth in 2011 will occur in Sudan unless bold diplomacy led by the U.S. prevents it. The most dangerous tripwire will be in seven months, when southern Sudanese will vote to determine whether the South splits off and forms a new country. Some ruling party officials don't want to give up the oil-rich South without a fight. Southerners spilled a great deal of blood to win the right to opt out of Sudan, and they will keep fighting until they have their own state. The last North/South war that ended in 2005 cost more than 2 million lives, and the Darfur conflict in Sudan's West has claimed over 300,000 more. Massive death tolls are the result of war tactics — principally by the government — that target civilians. Communities throughout Sudan have fought an authoritarian government to share in the country's power and wealth."
"Two German humanitarian workers were abducted late on Tuesday when unknown gunmen swooped on the offices of the THW group in south Darfur, a United Nations official said on Wednesday."
"The head of Darfur's largest rebel group, the Justice and Equality Movement, said peace talks that began on Wednesday between the Sudanese government and another rebel group will be fruitless without his movement."
"Fighting on Tuesday between government troops and rebels of the Justice and Equality Movement killed 50 people and wounded 101 in Sudan's Darfur region, an army spokesman said."
"Fifty people were killed as rival Arab tribes clashed for the third time this month in the Darfur region of western Sudan, a tribal chief told AFP on Saturday."
"Two Sudan rebel leaders have appeared at the International Criminal Court to face war crimes charges over an attack on peacekeepers in Darfur."