MINUTE TO RENEW OUR
SUPPORT FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE IN SUDAN:
Unity Statement of the
Save Darfur Coalition
September 5, 2010
Ninth Month, 2010
stand together and unite our voices to raise public awareness and
mobilize a massive response to the atrocities in Sudan's western region
Responding to a rebellion in 2003, the regime of Sudanese President
Omar al-Bashir and its allied militia, known as the Janjaweed, launched
a campaign of destruction against the civilian population of ethnic
groups identified with the rebels. They wiped out entire villages,
destroyed food and water supplies, stole livestock and systematically
murdered, tortured and raped civilians. The Sudanese government's
genocidal, scorched earth campaign has claimed hundreds of thousands of
lives through direct violence, disease and starvation, and continues to
destabilize the region. Millions have fled their homes and live in
dangerous camps in Darfur, and hundreds of thousands are refugees in
neighboring Chad. Violence continues today. Ultimately, the fate of the
Darfuri people depends on establishing a lasting and just peace in all
of Sudan and in the region.
We are committed to the goals that the Save Darfur Coalition advocates
the violence against civilians;
adequate and unhindered humanitarian aid;
conditions for the safe and voluntary return of displaced people to
the long-term sustainable development of Darfur; and
the perpetrators accountable.
We call on the United
States, other governments, the United Nations and regional
organizations to focus their efforts on ending this crisis.
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