via The Independent
By Steve Bloomfield, Africa Correspondent
Published: 14 July 2007
Arabs from Chad and Niger are crossing into Darfur in “unprecedented” numbers, prompting claims that the Sudanese government is trying systematically to repopulate the war- ravaged region.
An internal UN report, obtained by The Independent, shows that up to 30,000 Arabs have crossed the border in the past two months. Most arrived with all their belongings and large flocks. They were greeted by Sudanese Arabs who took them to empty villages cleared by government and janjaweed forces.
One UN official said the process “appeared to have been well planned”. The official continued: “This movement is very large. We have not seen such numbers come into west Darfur before.”
1) send money to appropriate humanitarian relief organizations;
2) divest in companies investing in Sudan; and
3) petition Congress to call on China to pressure the Khartoum government to end the violence.
4) Pressure China, though not alone in this China is not only heavily vested in Sudan’s oil they are also one of the most prolific supporters of armed conflict by virtue of selling munitions and other military equipment (namely military trucks) to Sudan.
5) Boycott Beijing.