End nearing in Darfur.
Byline: The Register-Guard
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See : Death is fast approaching in the genocide in Darfur. Indeed, it may already have begun.
Since 2003, government-backed Arab militias called the janjaweed have terrorized Darfur's African tribal populations, killing more than 200,000 and driving more than 2 million from their villages.
Surviving Darfuris have fled to refugee camps, where they have been kept alive by courageous foreign aid workers and an overextended overextended,
adj 1. the situation occurring when a prosthetic appliance is inadvertently constructed in such a way that part of the oral mucosa is injured by the appliance.
adj 2. peacekeeping force peacekeeping force n → fuerza de pacificación
peacekeeping force n → forces fpl qui assurent le maintien de la paix
provided by the African Union African Union (AU), international organization established in 2002 by the nations of the former Organization of African Unity (OAU). The AU is the successor organization to the OAU, with greater powers to promote African economic, social, and political integration, . In recent weeks, the militias have ramped up their attacks, attacking the few remaining villages, harassing refugee camps, looting aid convoys, and kidnapping and killing AU peacekeepers.
The situation is becoming so dangerous that the remaining humanitarian organizations are on the verge On the Verge (or The Geography of Yearning) is a play written by Eric Overmyer. It makes extensive use of esoteric language and pop culture references from the late nineteenth century to 1955. of withdrawing. If that happens, hundreds of thousands, perhaps more than a million, will die of disease, starvation and a final onslaught from a Sudanese government that has long been waiting for just such an opportunity.
The Bush administration's efforts have largely focused on providing humanitarian aid and on diplomatic efforts to broker a settlement between the government and rebels in Darfur. But the negotiations have failed, leaving the region teetering on the brink of a genocide that could exceed the scale of what happened in Rwanda in 1994.
New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, who has done an extraordinary job of reporting on Darfur, says the United States can prevent genocide by pushing for a dramatically expanded peacekeeping force, one that includes contributions from NATO NATO: see North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
in full North Atlantic Treaty Organization
International military alliance created to defend western Europe against a possible Soviet invasion. . The current 7,000-member AU force is underequipped and has far too few troops for an area the size of Texas. Congress must immediately reverse its recent appalling decision to cut $50 million for the AU's struggling force.
Kristof also says the United States should impose a no-fly zone and destroy any Sudanese military aircraft that attempt to bomb civilians. Meanwhile, the House should pass the Darfur Peace and Accountability Act The Darfur Peace and Accountability Act (H.R. 3127/S. 1462) or DPAA restates the United States government's position that the Darfur conflict constitutes genocide, asks the government to expand the African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur (AMIS) and give the force a , which has already passed the Senate and would apply new sanctions against Sudan. Bush and U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan should jointly appoint a high-profile envoy to forge a peace accord between Sudan's government and Darfur's rebel groups.
The United States must move now. Oregonians should write their representatives in Congress and President Bush demanding action. The alternative is wholesale murder - murder of such magnitude that it has been given the unique and hideous name of genocide.