U.S. citizens: Tell Congress to fully fund the President's supplemental request for the people of Da
Three years into the crisis, the violence in Darfur continues unabated, and the situation has even deteriorated in recent months. Hundreds of thousands of refugees now depend on assistance from the U.S. and other governments to provide food, water and other vital humanitarian supplies for survival. In addition,the African Union (AU) peacekeeping forces there to protect them remain under-manned and under-funded.
We applaud the Bush administration's request to Congress last week for emergency humanitarian aid and increased civilian protection for innocent families in Darfur, who face the continuing destruction of their homes, uncertain livelihoods and the constant threat of ethnic violence. It is now up to our Congress to ensure that these critical needs are met by fully funding the President's request on Darfur.