03/11/09 - "Darfur about to get a lot worse - if we allow it "(Nicholas Kristof, columnist for The New York Times.) Sudan has made a decision to expel aid groups that are a lifeline keeping more than a million people alive in Darfur.
Health clinics have already closed, and diarrhea is spreading in camps and meningitis. These camps are huge, 90,000 people and disease can spread rapidly. Children will be the first to die. The first crisis will be disease and water shortage, particularly in West Darfur.
President, Omar al-Bahir has been indited for war crimes and genocide throughout Sudan.The thought is this decision to remove the aid groups is a retaliation.
I just completed an informative and powerful book, Tears of the Desert, written with Damien Lewis. As a black African tribe, Zaghawa, inhabited the Southern Darfur region in Sudan. She was the first from her village to go to the university and to qualify as a medical doctor.
Her experiences are a testimony of the war crimes including the use of rape as a weapon of war.
I believe we need to be aware of the truth and do what is within our sphere of influence. And pray......
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