Monday, October 23, 2006

Urgent Appeal For Darfur


I have just received the following letter of appeal for Darfur from Maureen Byrnes, the Executive Director of Human Rights First and I want to appeal to you reading this post to join us in helping the suffering and dying refugees in Darfur.

I have been active in the global efforts to end the crisis in Darfur where over six Nigerian soldiers with the African Union (AU) Peace Keeping Force have been killled. And this made me to advise my contact in Darfur to leave by all means. He is like a brother to me. So his safety is paramount. He has been sending me eye-witness accounts of the catastrophe in Darfur and I corresponded with Jan Pronk the UN Special Envoy in Sudan. But now Maureen just informed me that Jan Pronk has been expelled by the ruling goverment in Sudan. I have some classified reports and I cannot make them public now.

Please, respond to the following appeal as I have done. More details are provided on Human Rights First.

Hello Toniyah,

Last week I sent you a message about the crisis in Darfur - and how your financial support can help people like Hawa Salih (see below). I felt compelled to reiterate how urgently we need you in this effort, especially in light of recent news from the region.

Today, Jan Pronk, the U.N.'s top official in Sudan, is leaving the Sudan after the government expelled him, saying he was an enemy of the country.

Also today the New York Times' top story reports that the fighting is at its worst in two years, with millions of refugees and displaced people caught in the middle.

Our efforts are needed more than ever. Will you please help us build peace in Darfur?

Simply click here to make an online tax-deductible donation to ensure we can respond to this crisis fully and effectively.

My sincerest thanks for being part of our efforts,

Maureen Byrnes
Executive Director
Human Rights First

Human Rights First is an American Institute of Philanthropy A-rated charity.

8 comments:

A real life GAR said...

This might be of interest: UN envoy to Sudan expelled after blogging

Anonymous said...

And now we have sick and depraved individuals selling products in 3D virtual world, Second Life, to scam money under a "save Darfur" ticket ...

Link

Ryan Faith said...

Well, for what it's worth, a couple of friends and I are heading out to spend Christmas in Darfur, to try to get the debate focused back on Darfur. I can't guarantee it's going to be a deciding factor, but, hey, we're trying.

Jina said...

Group of us at www.mideastyouth.com and few other blogs are starting an online campaign to alert the mainstream media to do more to cover this tragedy. For more information go here www.darfur-awareness.org

It would be great if we get more people on board on this project.

Team@darfurgenocide.org said...

A quick heads up:

DarfurGenocide.org has just launched a petition and ad campaign to demand that Sudanese government leaders responsible for facilitating the genocide be held accountable. Check it out here:

http://act.darfurgenocide.org/dg/war_criminals.cfm

We'd love your support!

Dan Burke said...

Here is another quick, effective way to 'do something'- http://darfurwall.org. The Darfur Wall project offers everyone the opportunity to participate, to speak out against the genocide in Darfur. Visit and light a number in the wall!

Anonymous said...

Please help contribute to Darfur fundraising:

Remember, Only YOU can help save Darfur. Make a difference.

http://www.savedarfur.org/page/outreach/view/dollarsfordarfur/Parsippany

Orikinla Osinachi. said...

May I commend everyone blogging for the sake of peace and unity in Darfur and the rest of Sudan.

God bless you all.