Saturday, December 23, 2006

Aid Workers Being Evacuated

It has become increasingly difficult for aid workers in Darfur to do their jobs, and the result is an even more dire humanitarian need. There have been many violent attacks against civilians and aid workers in the past couple of months. Many details are in this December 15th IRC report.

Sudan Willing to Accept U.N. Peacekeepers

The BBC is reporting today that the Sudanese government is finally willing to accept a U.N. peacekeeping force to help quell the violence in Darfur. Let's hope this is true...

Thursday, December 21, 2006

14 Days of Reports from the Darfur/Chad Border

Follow along as Gabriel and Stacey from Stop Genocide Now visit the Darfur/Chad border region for 14 days beginning today. You can view the videos of their 14-day experience here. Next to each video will be an "Action" item. Won't you please join Gabriel and Stacey spread the word about Darfur?

They've also issued a 14-day challenge. Click here for details.

Gabriel and Stacey have given up the comfort of home for the holidays to (literally) put their lives at risk (the situation is very dangerous and volatile right now) to do whatever they can to connect all of us to the people in Darfur and Chad who need our help. I'll be following their journey. Will you?

As always, if you want to join us as a Blogger for Darfur, go to our original April 2006 post to read how to do that. It doesn't cost a cent--we don't fundraise on this site. We're simply trying to spread awareness. PLEASE help us spread the word about this very dire humanitarian crisis. Thank you.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

U.N. Officials heading to Darfur and Chad

The situation in Darfur and neighboring Chad grows increasingly desperate. Two U.N. officials are headed to the region today to enter into talks with the Sudanese President about the proposed U.N. peacekeeping force.