The statistics are horrifying:
-It is estimated that over 400,000 people have died due to violence, starvation and disease.
-More than 2.5 million people have been displaced from their homes.
-Over 200,000 have fled across the border to Chad.
-At least 1,300,000 children are living in 200 refugee camps.
-Acute malnutrition has reached almost 27% in some areas of Darfur
-Many now live in camps lacking adequate food, shelter, sanitation, and health care.
-Violence and destruction are continuing in Darfur.
-Since February 2003, government-sponsored militias called Janjaweed have led a campaign of starvation and displacement in Darfur.
Children for Darfur
Dear President Bush,
During your first year in office you wrote the words “not on my watch” on a report of the Rwandan genocide. The children of the United States and the world want you to be true to those words.
How can we sit back and watch as families are split apart and slaughtered, women and children sexually assaulted, and people have to walk for days to get to the virtually non-existent health care. Whether you call it genocide or a holocaust, thousands of people are dying and you are the leader of the free world, sitting back and watching. U.N. decrees are worthless unless they are backed up by world action. So we implore you to lead the world in a powerful action to save lives!
Therefore we, the children of the United States and the World, are united in agreement that our country, being the most powerful and influential country in the world, must lead the rest of the world to intervene to save the people of Darfur.
The undersigned children of the United States and the World
The Childern for Darfur petition to The United States government was written by Josh and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.