Action Alert! Speak Up for Victims of Violence in Darfur
(Los Angeles) -- More than 300,000 people in Sudan’s Darfur region have died as the direct result of three years of conflict between Sudan’s government and rebel groups that claim the government oppresses black Africans in favor of Sudan’s Arab population. The violence has driven over 2 million Sudanese into homelessness, with their huts and villages pillaged, burned, and destroyed. Those who escape the violence with their lives end up living in ramshackle huts in numerous camps along the edge of the Sahara. Displaced families have inadequate access to food, water, clothing, shelter, and medical attention and risk rape or death when they leave their camps to seek out basic necessities. You can help by writing a respectful letter or sending an e-mail to your senator (www.senate.gov) or congressman (www.house.gov) to express your concern.