Time is running out for the people of Darfur. Sunday is “Global Day for Darfur” when concerned people all over the world will pause to take action calling attention to the escalating violence and the failure of the international community to adequately respond to this crisis.
The Jewish Community Relations Bureau/American Jewish Committee urges you to take a few minutes of your Sunday to write to our elected officials, including President Bush, to let them know of your care and concern.
Four years of genocidal violence has left more than 400,000 dead, 2.5 million innocent civilians displaced, and 4 million men, women and children reliant on international aid for survival.
The international community must increase the pressure on Sudan finally to allow the deployment of an international peacekeeping force for the protection of civilians in Darfur.
President Bush should keep his promises to implement and enforce tough unilateral U.S. economic sanctions aimed at Sudan’s oil sector.
The U.N. Security Council should move quickly to pass and enforce a resolution aimed at individuals complicit in genocide. Congress and the president must provide adequate funding for peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts in Darfur.
The time for promises is over.
Associate director, Jewish Community Relations Bureau/American Jewish Committee