You may have seen the news last week that the Obama Administration unveiled its long-awaited Sudan policy. PHR welcomed the renewed sense of urgency in the policy but took a skeptical position on the Khartoum genocidal regime's ability to fulfill the role of trusted partner envisioned in the new policy.
The "Make Believe" exhibit is totally amazing. I urge all PHR supporters, and their friends and family, to visit the Atlantic Works Gallery in East Boston on September 17 for their "Third Thursday event" so you can see what all the buzz is about.
The panel will explore: What is the current US policy on the Darfur crisis? Is humanitarian aid still available to displaced refugees? What are the prospects for accountability and international justice for officials responsible for atrocities?
This week, congressional hearings will give the crisis in Darfur the attention it deserves. Using the script below, call your Senator today to urge them to ask the tough questions and demand a US plan of action on Darfur.
Sondra Crosby, MD is one of the four members of the Physicians for Human Rights field team that went to the Farchana refugee camp in Chad last November to gather the data for the new PHR report, "Nowhere to Turn: Failure to Protect, Support and Assure Justice for Darfuri Women." Boston Globe reporter James F. Smith interviewed Dr. Crosby and posted these video excerpts from their conversation.