The time to act in Darfur is now

Monday May 24, 2004 · Flavio Grassi

The International Crisis Group has issued a report on the growing humanitarian catastrophe in the region of Darfur, in western Sudan. Western governments have been whispering timidly in the Khartoum government’s ears for fear that strong pressure might derail the peace talks which might soon end the over 20-year old civil war with the SPLA. But the Sudanese government has been using these fears to go about its business and proceed with ethnic cleansind in Darfur.

Now with the rainy season coming, hundreds of thousands of displaced people risk starvation and epidemics. Something can and should be done. Now.

Read the executive summary or the full report (pdf).