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.
Over 100 health professionals sent a letter urging the Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security to stop denying entry into the US to health professionals who have treated wounded combatants.
The new PHR report, Nowhere to Turn: Failure to Protect, Support and Assure Justice for Darfuri Women, is now available at DarfuriWomen.org. "This is not my country. We get raped when we leave the camp. In my village, we could do what we wanted and there was enough food. I want to go back to my village, but it's still not safe." This is one of 88 Darfuri women now living in the Farchana refugee camp in Chad, who were interviewed for the new Physicians for Human Rights report Nowhere to Turn: Failure to Protect, Support and Assure Justice for Darfuri Women.