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Horrors in Sudan 

Horrors in Sudan Since February of 2003, chaos has reigned in the western Darfur region of Sudan. The fighting has already displaced 1.2 million people. Amnesty International estimates that more than 10,000 people have been killed and that systematic execution, torture, rape and looting of property are routinely employed. No party in the conflict appears without blame, but the primary transgressors have been the government-backed Arab Janjawid militias, which are targeting the region's black inhabitants -- raising concerns of genocide among human rights campaigners. For the first time in nearly three decades, high-level U.S. officials visited Sudan last week, as U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell joined U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan to gather firsthand information about the humanitarian crisis.

click to enlarge Carl Malone  	  Briargate   Message therapist  Where is Sudan? In Africa, in northern Africa.  -  - What do you think of the events happening there? There's a human tragedy going on down there. The poverty, drugs, disease and violence are horrendous. I think we should make efforts to help humanity down there. -  - What steps should the United States or United Nations take to help broker peace or ease the humanitarian crisis? I'd like to see us use a nonviolent method, but I know there are a lot of weapons there that have to be cleaned up and that it wouldn't be very safe for our people to walk in without protection. Providing facilities with safe passage for people to come in for medicine, food and treatment.  -  - Do you think the crisis in Sudan will turn into another Rwanda? It certainly could. I think it's headed that way, if something drastic isn't done.

  • Carl Malone
    Briargate
    Message therapist

    Where is Sudan? In Africa, in northern Africa.

    What do you think of the events happening there? There's a human tragedy going on down there. The poverty, drugs, disease and violence are horrendous. I think we should make efforts to help humanity down there.

    What steps should the United States or United Nations take to help broker peace or ease the humanitarian crisis? I'd like to see us use a nonviolent method, but I know there are a lot of weapons there that have to be cleaned up and that it wouldn't be very safe for our people to walk in without protection. Providing facilities with safe passage for people to come in for medicine, food and treatment.

    Do you think the crisis in Sudan will turn into another Rwanda? It certainly could. I think it's headed that way, if something drastic isn't done.

click to enlarge Sharon Tunson 	  Park Hill   Retired school administrator  Where is Sudan? Sudan is in Africa.  -  - What do you think of the events happening there right now? It's very tragic, and I understand that they need immediate help. There are groups of rebels who have gone through and burned down entire villages. People have not been able to plant crops for nearly a year. There is a very severe food crisis and health crisis in Sudan right now. -  - What steps should the United States or United Nations take to help broker peace or ease the crisis? They need to do both. I think they need to start by feeding the people, and helping them restore their farmland, and then broker the peace. The food and health needs are immediate. -  - Will it turn into another Rwanda? It's very possible.

  • Sharon Tunson
    Park Hill
    Retired school administrator

    Where is Sudan? Sudan is in Africa.

    What do you think of the events happening there right now? It's very tragic, and I understand that they need immediate help. There are groups of rebels who have gone through and burned down entire villages. People have not been able to plant crops for nearly a year. There is a very severe food crisis and health crisis in Sudan right now.

    What steps should the United States or United Nations take to help broker peace or ease the crisis? They need to do both. I think they need to start by feeding the people, and helping them restore their farmland, and then broker the peace. The food and health needs are immediate.

    Will it turn into another Rwanda? It's very possible.

click to enlarge Bill Barrett 	  Denver   Retired  Where is Sudan? In Africa.  -  - What do you think of the events happening there right now? You mean the genocide that's going on? I think if Bush really wanted to do something, he would have went to Sudan and corrected that rather than worry about Iraq. -  - What steps should the United States or United Nations take to help broker peace or ease the crisis? I think it's too late to do anything. -  - Will it turn into another Rwanda? It already has.

  • Bill Barrett
    Denver
    Retired

    Where is Sudan? In Africa.

    What do you think of the events happening there right now? You mean the genocide that's going on? I think if Bush really wanted to do something, he would have went to Sudan and corrected that rather than worry about Iraq.

    What steps should the United States or United Nations take to help broker peace or ease the crisis? I think it's too late to do anything.

    Will it turn into another Rwanda? It already has.

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