Archives for posts with tag: Sudan

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From Diplomat Artist: A committed friend & activist, Sharon Silber, asked me to share this link, “Act to Restore 2100” for World Food Day. It’s a wake-up call to take action & enlist the support & commitment from President Obama, Samantha Power, & USAID. –MORE–
http://diplomatartist.com/food-for-thought-on-worldfoodday/

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WATER WATER EVERYWHERE – & NOT a DROP to DRINK? Is this where we are headed due to water as a weapon of war as during Darfur conflict in Sudan, urbanization, climate change? Truth: Nearly 2 million children under the age of 5 die every year for want of clean water & decent sanitation.

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=49268#.VFz6roeBG2m11-06-2014Water-1

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, new UN Human Rights Chief, & friend of Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey makes Syria & Iraq his top priorities. He blasts ISIL fighters as “Takfiris” an ideology that he calls “extremely narrow and unyielding” who annihilate those Muslims, Christians, Jews & others – the rest of humanity – who believe differently to them. Recommend checking the UN Link for his assessment of Iraq & Syria challenges as well as other global hot spots — CAR, South Sudan, Sudan, Israel, Palestine.
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=48661#.VA8y2kiBEpx598874High_Commissioner

Blue Helmets Honored

“UN Peacekeeping: A Force for Peace. A Force for Change. A Force for the Future” theme as UN honors 106 Blue Helmets who died in 2013. Bosnian, Serbian, & Croatian troops from flood ravaged Balkans can contribute expertise in land mining operations & are among troop contributors from non-traditional countries which are on the rise.

UN Officials Appeal for Urgent Funding for Relief Operations in Sudan & South Sudan

Malnutrition, food insecurity, onset of rainy season exacerbate dire humanitarian situation. Children suffer most. With so many crises around world, Darfur is not getting the attention or global funding that it deserves.

Intensifying War Crimes in Nuba Mountains

The international community must take serious action now to avoid the second genocide in Sudan, if the Sudanese government plan is allowed to be implemented under the watch of the entire world.
http://arry.org/?p=829

Security Council Hears Criticism over 'Inaction & Paralysis

Fatou Bensouda also noted aerial bombardments & “pervasive & corrosive effect of organized sexual & gender-based violence” on women & girls, which remains seriously under-reported.