Thursday, April 24, 2008

Darfur update

The humanitarian crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan is worsening and the number of killed and displaced people continues to grow, reflecting an atmosphere of continuing violence, a senior U.S. diplomat says.

And believe it or not, the US isn't just standing by.
Katherine Almquist, assistant administrator for Africa in the U.S. Agency for International Development, told the senators that after three years into the six-year road map known as the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, "comprehensive peace in Sudan remains elusive."

Sudan is USAID's largest program in Africa and among the largest in the world, she said. It remains the United States' top foreign policy priority in Africa, and Darfur is the focus of the largest international humanitarian operation in the world.

In short, COME ON, CHINA!

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