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Wednesday, August 04, 2004

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Email UN and ask for immediate action to protect civilians in Darfur

Aug 3 Reuters report: 30 days is far too long to wait for help, says humanitarian agency.

According to UN estimates, reports CWS Executive Director and CEO the Rev. John L. McCullough, almost 500 refugees perish daily in Darfur or in makeshift camps in neighboring Chad. “With so many lives at risk, thirty days is far too long,” McCullough says, referring to the time for compliance allowed by a UN Security Council resolution passed last week

Global humanitarian agency Church World Service today called on U.S. citizens to immediately pressure the United Nations and world bodies to intervene more quickly and definitively to protect more than one million black Africans threatened by the escalating crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan.

In a second national flash e-mail campaign to its constituents, on its website and through contacts with media, CWS is urging people to write to U.S. Ambassador to the UN John Danforth, urging immediate action and greater pressure on the Sudanese government to bring the violence to an end

Here is where Americans can email John Danforth, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.

# posted by Ingrid J. Jones @ 8/04/2004
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