Stephen A. Fuqua (SAF) is a Bahá'í, programmer, and conservation and interfaith advocate in the DFW area of Texas.

March 19, 2006

Darfur - Current Outlook

Over at Save Darfur you can send a postcard to the President as part of the Million Voices for Darfur campaign. A very small positive sign: the House of Representatives included increased funding for Darfur peacekeeping operations in the budget it passed this week.

But Darfur isn't getting any better folks.The International Crisis Group, in a press release, writes:

Without rapidly boosting international forces in the region, the Darfur crisis and the escalating proxy war between Sudan and Chad will cost tens of thousands more lives and destabilise a wide swathe of Africa.

To Save Darfur,* the latest report from the International Crisis Group, examines the seriously deteriorating situation in western Sudan region and along the Chad-Sudan border, arguing that a highly capable and mobile UN-led force must be sent immediately to Darfur to stabilise the situation until a broader UN mission can take over in October.