Okay so I know alot of you have MYSPACES. BUT have you came across these profiles yet?
In 2003, after decades of neglect, drought, oppression and small-scale conflicts in Sudan’s western region of Darfur, two rebel groups mounted an insurgency against Sudan’s central government. The response was brutal. The government armed and supported local militias known as the Janjaweed. They wiped out entire villages, destroyed food and water supplies, and systematically murdered, tortured and raped hundreds of thousands of Darfurians. These attacks occur with the direct support of the Sudanese government’s armed forces.
Few Darfurians have been spared the violence. This scorched earth campaign has already claimed as many as 400,000 lives. It has spilled over into neighboring Chad and the Central African Republic. In all, about 2.3 million Darfurians have fled their homes and now reside in a network of internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in Darfur, with over 200,000 more living in refugee camps in Chad. These refugees and IDPs are completely dependent on the United Nations and other humanitarian organizations for even their basic needs – food, water, shelter, and health care. Approximately another 1 million Darfurians still live in their villages, under the constant threat of bombings, raids, murder, rape and torture.
I couldn’t have explained it anymore clearer than what I read from that profile. Bottom line- ITS GENOCIDE. Darfur is not the only place that its occuring either. But together we should fight this.
Here are a list of Myspace Profiles and Other Websites that you can look at to help the Darfurians in their time of need:
ROCK FOR DARFUR
– they host concerts so the money and support they collect go to the Save Darfur Coalition and Oxfam’s Humanitarian work in Darfur.
-here they give you a chance to make a difference by donating money to the coalition.
SAVE DARFUR COALITION
-the information everyone needs to help spread the word and make a difference.
There are so many other websites dedicated to saving Darfur and many other places just like it. So take some time to research it a bit and you never know you may be able to help alot more than you think!