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

November 23, 2006

Help stop the genocide in Darfur!

SaveDarfur is running a petition this Thanksgiving to remind people of the continuing genocide in Darfur and pressure the powers that be to finally act for peace, after years of providing food aid but doing nothing about the violence. The solutions they suggest are simple, powerful, and meaningful. They are solutions that can be employed by the U.S. government and the U.N. in short order — if only they had the will. Please sign today.

Everyday, the 2.5 million people chased from their homes in Darfur face the threat of starvation, disease, and rape, while the few lucky enough to remain in their homes risk displacement, torture, and murder. Therefore, I call on you to do the following:

  • Push for the immediate deployment of the already-authorized UN peacekeeping force.
  • Strengthen the understaffed African Union force already in Darfur until the UN force can be deployed.
  • Establish a no-fly zone.
  • Increase humanitarian aid and ensure access for delivery.

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