Darfur food rations cut in half?????

28 Apr

The UN is cutting in half its daily rations in Sudan's Darfur region due to a severe funding shortfall.

From BBC News.


Posted by on April 28, 2006 in The Sudan


6 responses to “Darfur food rations cut in half?????

  1. Philo

    April 28, 2006 at 4:15 pm

    Five Democratic congressmen were arrested as part of civil disobedience at the Sudanese embassy. PoliticsTV has the video.

    Tom Lantos, in particular, rocks:

    The lawmakers — Reps. Tom Lantos of California, Jim McGovern and John Olver of Massachusetts, Jim Moran, of Virginia, and Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas — were among 11 protesters arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and unlawful assembly. The charges are misdemeanors.


    “This generation has watched the slaughter in Cambodia. This generation has watched in the slaughter in Rwanda. We will not watch the slaughter in Darfur,” said Lantos, who’s a Holocaust survivor. “The Sudanese government has shown total disregard for the wishes of the global, civilized community. I have no optimism as to the actions of the Sudanese government.”

  2. Miz BoheMia

    April 29, 2006 at 9:41 am

    I just heard of that today. It is beyond fucked up…

  3. old stuff

    April 30, 2006 at 7:54 pm

    I came here by way of your other blog.
    I stayed here an additional fifteen minutes.

    This whole thing is horrible and I will contact all my representatives and see what is going on in my community or start something. Lots of good links here.

    After reading the article I think the staged protest was a good way to bring the spotlight to this. I am still uniformed as to Darfur but hope to come back next time more informed.

  4. Doug

    May 1, 2006 at 9:53 am

    Alice, I hope you were heard this weekend. Do you have an opinion on the most reliable agency to donate to for food?

  5. cooper

    May 1, 2006 at 6:15 pm

    As far as I know there is no collection of food for Darfur just collection of money for food as it has to be shipped in bulk and is not the food generally collected in this country.

    United Nations ships and drops or used to but the best thing to do is to encourage donations through Africare, Doctors Without Borders, or the IRC. Looking through the ratings at Charity Watch these seem to be good bets. Looking at how much of the donations are actually spent on the product and work itself compared to how much is used to administer the charity.

  6. brad

    January 10, 2007 at 7:55 pm

    It is certainly social conditioning, or poor parenting.


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