REMINDING THE WORLD OF DAR FUR
Today a number of blogs are calling attention to the ongoing suffering in Dar Fur
which has already claimed approximately 70,000 lives at the hands of the Janjaweed
militia, a force so rag-tag in its military capabilities that they make Mladic's drunken Bosnian Serb paramilitaries look like Rommel's panzer divisions. Some estimates of this crisis:Freedom HouseHuman Rights WatchAmnesty InternationalThe BBCDar Fur Information CenterThe U.S. State DepartmentUSAIDUNHCR
at Live from the FDNF
is hosting a Spotlight on Dar Fur 2
The atrocities in Sudan are not too large, too remote or too dangerous to be dealt with by the great powers. Indeed, the problem is that the suffering is perceived by statesmen as being marginal and tolerable compared to the costs of doing something.
Public pressure can change that.