a girl with kaleidoscope eyes (lely_in_the_sky) wrote in por_darfur,
a girl with kaleidoscope eyes
lely_in_the_sky
por_darfur

Sem muitas novidades (infelizmente).

De acordo com o e-mail da Genocide Intervention Network, a situação não está muito diferente. 

Algumas facções rebeldes também assinaram o acordo de paz. Porém, na prática, ataques da milícia Janjaweed e grupos rebeldes continuam, inclusive no país vizinho Chad, onde vários sudaneses se refugiam. 

O governo sudanês havia doado alimentos para o Programa da ONU, mas estes estão sendo testados, e é possível que não sejam apropriados para o consumo humano. As doações continuam diminuídas, como já falei anteriormente. 

Em notícias um pouco melhores: 

A União Africana está tentando mandar mais 3 mil soldados para a missão de paz em Darfur. 

A ONU e a AU concordaram em substituir a força da AU por uma força da ONU antes de janeiro de 2007. (Trsite termos que consideram isso uma notícia boa, mas é a realidade.) 

No entanto, o governo sudanês diz que não aceitará a intervenção da ONU. A Organização continua conversando com representantes de Cartum para convencê-los, e diz que não irá forçar uma intervenção no país. 

Mais uma vez eu peço para todos, se alguém ainda não tiver assinado as campanhas que já postei aqui, que o faça. E consiga mais gente para fazê-lo.

Quem quiser ler o e-mail inteiro em inglês, clique abaixo. 

Genocide Intervention Network: Have a Hand in Stopping Genocide
Darfur News Brief: June 9, 2006
Genocide Intervention Network
Have a Hand in Stopping Genocide
This week in Darfur:

Continued negotiations over the peace deal have convinced some smaller rebel groups to sign the peace deal. However, as discussions continue, the Janjaweed and select rebel forces are escalating their attacks against civilians.

The Situation on the Ground

New reports of violence committed by Minni Arcua

Violence continued to spread into Chad. The UN issued new reports of Janjaweed attacks in Chad. Reports indicate that militia within Chad have joined the Janjaweed in their attacks.

In a positive development, Norwegian Refugee Council, an aid organization that was kicked out of Darfur in April, has been allowed to resume their activities.

The World Food Program has begun testing food donated to Darfur by the Sudanese government. It appears that the donation is not fit for human consumption.

Minnawi's faction of the SLA were issued this week. Reports indicate that members of Minnawi's faction have attacked villages, abducted men, and attempted to force rival factions to sign the peace deal. The BBC has obtained photos of some of the men who were abducted.
The Proposed UN Transfer

The AU and the UN agreed this week that the AU force should be

The government of Sudan has again stated that they do not want help from the United Nations. Sudanese officials stated that they are still willing to discuss the issue.

The United Nations is still working to persuade the Sudanese government to accept a peacekeeping mission. UN officials stated that they will not deploy a peacekeeping force to Darfur without the approval of the government.

President Bush offered his support for the UN transition this week during a meeting with Denis Sassou-Nguesso, the current president of the AU.

transferred to the UN before January of 2007. The UN's assessment team arrived in Darfur this week. The team is working to assess ways to strengthen the AU in the short term and begin plans for a transition force.
Urge President Bush to Renew Commitment
On Monday, the Genocide Intervention Network joined seven other human rights and humanitarian groups in urging the president to renew its commitment to supporting peacekeepers in Darfur as the situation steadily worsens.

Part of that commitment is appointing a special envoy to Darfur. Join GI-Net, the Save Darfur Coalition, Human Rights First, Physicians for Human Rights, Human Rights Watch and others as we call on President Bush to appoint the special envoy.

 

UN take over mediation of the agreement.
International Activism

The boards of trustees of

Princeton University and Williams College voted this week not to invest in any multinational corporations doing business with Sudan.
Special Reports Summary

Human Rights Watch issued a

The United Nations Country Team in Sudan issued four situation reports this week which detail the security situation in Darfur and other areas of Sudan.

The United Nations Mission in Sudan issued a map (PDF) of UN agencies in Sudan.

The Humanitarian Information Center issued two maps, one detailing IDP gatherings (PDF) in Southern Darfur and the other detailing the overall layout (PDF) of Western Darfur.

briefing paper on the special courts founded by the Sudanese government. The paper finds that these courts, which were established to replace the International Criminal Court, are failing to provide justice to the victims of Darfur.

Archived editions of the Darfur News Briefs can be found on our website.



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