Sudan’s Darfur region has been the scene of a deadly conflict for the past three years. At least 400,000 people are believed to have been killed, and more than 2 million civilians are living in displaced persons camps in Sudan or in refugee camps in neighboring Chad. Aid officials say that more than 3.5 million people depend entirely on international aid for survival. Recently the situation appears to be getting worse, with aid agencies unable to get in to deliver much-needed humanitarian supplies, and militias are reportedly attacking, killing, and raping civilians.
On Thursday, 19 October, join Africa Journal host Vincent Makori as he discusses the humanitarian crisis in Darfur with his guests: Stephanie Bunker, spokesperson for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in New York; Kenn Crossley, Sudan Specialist at the United Nations’ World Food Program; and Bill Garvelink, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
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Most people from the USA look at this from a humanitarian viewpoint. We want the gross horrors perpetrated upon these people to stop. We don’t want any part of The Sudan, the governement, or what resources they have; we doubt that our government does either and face it our government it a little tied up right now because they fucked up big time.
We do want the UN to intervene if necessary to stop the killings and rapes and to allow for aid to the people who need it. It sickens us to death to see this happening to human beings and we can’t quite grasp why it does not sicken the governement of Sudan.