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2009-06-17 11:32:00

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of World Refugee Day, basketball star Tracy McGrady has made a donation to the Darfur Dream Team's Sister Schools Program to support a Darfuri refugee camp school for one year. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, or UNHCR, will use McGrady's generous donation to begin building and rehabilitating a school this fall serving Darfuri children living in a refugee camp in Chad. The U.N. World Refugee Day seeks to call attention...

2009-06-17 11:30:00

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of World Refugee Day, basketball star Tracy McGrady has made a donation to the Darfur Dream Team's Sister Schools Program to support a Darfuri refugee camp school for one year. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, or UNHCR, will use McGrady's generous donation to begin building and rehabilitating a school this fall serving Darfuri children living in a refugee camp in Chad.   The U.N. World Refugee Day seeks to call...

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2009-06-05 12:25:00

U.S. actress and U.N. Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie has penned an essay for Time magazine, calling for more help for those suffering in war-torn Darfur. Usmagazine.com said the Oscar-winning mother of six points out in her article that millions of people have been displaced and hundreds of thousands have been killed in the region. She also emphasized nothing changed since she first visited Chad and met with refugees from Darfur in in 2004. Darfur has almost disappeared from the news, and...

2009-05-17 14:30:00

Leverages YouTube's New Video for Change Program to Raise Awareness Online WASHINGTON and SAN BRUNO, Calif., May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Enough, the anti-crimes against humanity project at the Center for American Progress, is joining with YouTube(TM) today in announcing the launch of the Come Clean 4 Congo video contest, which empowers individuals to create compelling messages that highlight the link between "conflict minerals" used in cell phones and the war in the Democratic Republic...

2009-03-17 14:25:00

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass., March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Drawings created by refugee children who escaped the violence in Darfur are on exhibit at Boston College's Gargan Hall through March 27. The drawings are part of a collection of some 500 drawings that have been submitted to the International Criminal Court (ICC) as evidence of war crimes perpetrated by Sudanese officials against the people of Darfur. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090317/DC85076) The exhibition,...

2009-03-13 10:09:00

NEW YORK, March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ruth W. Messinger, president of American Jewish World Service (AJWS) has issued a statement today calling on the international community to actively push for the re-instatement of international aid organizations into Darfur so workers can continue providing critical services to the millions of refugees and internally displaced persons throughout Darfur and Chad. "The already fragile humanitarian situation in Darfur is bound to deteriorate...

2009-03-04 09:34:00

In letter leaders commend U.N. Security Council, ICC support for pursuit of justice in Darfur WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 100 Darfuri and Sudanese diaspora leaders worldwide today issued a letter of support for the International Criminal Court arrest warrant for Sudanese President al-Bashir, issued today in The Hague. Signatories commended U.N. Security Council and the International Criminal Court's support for the pursuit of justice in Darfur. To arrange...

2008-12-23 13:54:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Jewish World Service (AJWS) recently sent a letter, signed by nearly 200 rabbis, urging Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to continue blocking attempts by the United Nations Security Council at delaying justice for Sudan's president, Omar Al-Bashir. Since 2003, the Government of Sudan has been arming and organizing militias, with backing by the Sudanese army, to engage in a genocidal campaign against the people of Darfur. To date, the...

2008-11-14 15:00:12

AmericanLife TV Network (ALN), the Nation's only cable network devoted to the Baby Boomer generation, announces the web premiere of "A Journey To Darfur," the highly acclaimed documentary produced by ALN, chronicling the historical trip of Nick and George Clooney to the Sudan border. The presentation on AmericanLife TV's website, www.americanlifetv.com , marks the documentary's internet debut. "A Journey To Darfur" documents the continuing genocide taking place within Sudan. Described as...

2008-11-12 15:00:08

Sudanese President Omar Hassan Bashir says he's ordering a cease-fire with rebels based in Darfur and will move to disarm pro-government militias. Bashir made the declaration Wednesday after receiving the recommendations of the Sudan People's Initiative, a Khartoum-backed plan that did not include any input from the key rebel group Justice and Equality Movement, the BBC reported. A prosecutor from the International Criminal Court in The Hague is seeking genocide charges against Bashir...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.