Head on over to DarfuriWomen.org to watch the webcast from 8:30 to 10:00 am today (4/14), at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Physicians for Human Rights and the Nobel Women's Initiative are holding a breakfast panel discussion featuring some of the leading experts on Sudan.
People are worried about Sudan. Following the International Criminal Court's arrest warrant for President Omar Al-Bashir, nearly all humanitarian organizations were expelled from the country.
After Dr. Ahmed visited us at PHR on Monday, he was interviewed by Boston Globe reporter James F. Smith, who blogged Dr. Ahmed's comments yesterday and adapted the piece for a newspaper feature today.
In the face of a rapidly escalating humanitarian crisis in Darfur, PHR staff met yesterday with our friend and colleague Mohammed Ahmed Abdallah, MD, a physician and Professor of Medicine at el-Fasher University in Darfur, Sudan and a member of the Sudanese Center for Rights Promotion and Peace Building. Dr. Mohammed was formerly the medical treatment director at the Amel Center for the Treatment & Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture in Darfur, offering services and support to survivors of torture and sexual violence while documenting violence and human rights abuses.
First the Sudanese Government expelled 13 aid groups by edict overnight; now the remaining groups are being terrorized.Now, three internationals---a Canadian nurse, an Italian doctor and a French coordinator---have been kidnapped by armed gunmen in a government-controlled area of north Darfur.