Darfur Won't Go Away

| Tue Aug. 9, 2005 8:05 PM EDT

The ICG's John Pendergast—who was interviewed a while back here at Mother Jones—had an important op-ed on Darfur yesterday that kicks down the idea that the genocide will somehow just go away on its own: "The crisis in Darfur is deepening, not abating. New numbers from the United Nations reveal that 3.5 million Darfurians are in need of emergency aid, a sharp increase over what the misguided optimists expected. Mass rapes continue; lifesaving humanitarian aid is frequently blocked; and impunity for those responsible remains intact."

(Via Coalition for Darfur, which is also essential reading for the ongoing crises in Congo and Niger.)

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