Thursday, February 02, 2006
A Simple Way to Help Darfur
Save Darfur has stepped things up lately. You can click on the site to be part of a regular emailing of important information concerning the situation. Yesterday came some important news from the organization I wat to pass along today (edited by me).
"On February 1st, the United States assumed the Presidency of the United Nations Security Council for one month, giving America a unique opportunity to help the people of Darfur by leading the international community to take action. Specifically, the U.S. must use its time as head of the Council to take the necessary steps to turn the under-funded and under-equipped African Union peacekeeping force into a much stronger and more capable United Nations peacekeeping force.
If America is serious about helping the people of Darfur, this is not an opportunity we can pass up. Please call the U.S. Mission to the United Nations at (212) 415-4050, and ask U.S. Ambassador John Bolton to introduce a Security Council resolution calling for a multinational intervention in Darfur in support of the African Union with a mandate to protect civilians."