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In the wake of Tuesday’s devastating earthquake in Haiti, Not On Our Watch has directed $1 million (USD) in emergency response funds to provide medical services for victims of the disaster. The beneficiary of the grant, Partners In Health (PIH), presently has relief efforts underway providing emergency medical care for the wounded, and is addressing the critical shortage of hospitals and care centers destroyed during the disaster.
The founders of Not On Our Watch released the following statement: “The people of Haiti are in desperate need of help. Our organization, Not On Our Watch, will do whatever it can and we know the international community will as well."
"Major conflict could return to southern Sudan unless there is urgent international action to save the peace agreement that ended one of Africa’s longest and deadliest wars, ten aid agencies warned today.
In a new report “Rescuing the Peace in Southern Sudan” – released ahead of the fifth anniversary of the signing of the peace agreement between the Sudanese government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – the agencies said a lethal cocktail of rising violence, chronic poverty and political tensions has left the peace deal on the brink of collapse."
Follow the jump for a link to the report.
"South Sudan's president Salva Kiir will contact Darfur's two main rebel leaders in an unusually high level attempt to persuade them to join the region's troubled peace process, his party said on Wednesday."
"Sudan’s army drove fighters from the Justice and Equality Movement from a base in the western region of Darfur yesterday, army spokesman Al Sawarmi Khaled said. The rebel movement denied the claims."
"A total of 221 people died in tribal fighting and other violence in Sudan's Darfur in June, peacekeepers said Sunday, as the region's two main rebel groups continued to shun peace talks."
"The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant on Monday for Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for orchestrating genocide in the Darfur region, where as many as 300,000 people have died since 2003."
"Recent killings in Sudan's Abyei region are intended to affect next year's referendum on independence for the south, a local official says."