AJWS Concerned by Recent Obama Administration Statement on Darfur Genocide
“We believe that when conditions are as deplorable as they are, when millions remain displaced from their homes – many of them victims of rape and assault – lacking sufficient food and drinking water, it is dangerous to disagree in public about whether the genocide continues,” said AJWS president
Earlier this week, Gen. Gration referred to the current crisis as the “remnants of genocide” a few days after
Messinger added: “What is essential is that we get assurances that the full complement of humanitarian aid has been completely restored and that the Obama administration recognizes that the status quo of the past seven years is unacceptable. This is particularly the case when the onset of the rainy season continues to pose the threat that waterborne illness will spread rapidly among the population in the camps. This would cause widespread and rapid loss of life, advancing the concerted effort of the Sudanese government to cause a massive civilian death toll.
“Yet opportunity exists to bring peace to the region, allowing refugees and internally displaced persons to return to their homes and begin rebuilding their lives with dignity. Next week, a conference on the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) between North and
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SOURCE American Jewish World Service