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Darfuri Physician Mohammed Ahmed Abdallah Visits PHR

03/24/2009

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.

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Three International Medical Workers Kidnapped in Darfur

03/12/2009

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.

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Deadly Meningitis Outbreak Unchecked in Camps after Humanitarian Groups Expelled from Darfur

03/11/2009

It is already happening---Darfuris are dying---directly as a result of President Bashir's expulsion of the humanitarian organizations. Meningitis, a highly contagious disease, is spreading through one of Darfur's largest camps for the internally displaced, Kalma, home to 90,000.

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Over 1 Million to Go Without Food and Water in Darfur as Aid Groups Expelled

03/06/2009

The consequences are nearly unfathomable. In the last 48 hours, Sudan has expelled 16 international aid organizations from Darfur.

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Today's ICC Indictment of al-Bashir

03/04/2009

I bet there are some women at the Farchana Refugee Camp in eastern Chad dancing today. When I was there last fall, some of the Darfuri refugees told me that "old women would get up and dance" if Omar al-Bashir, Sudan's rogue President and "mastermind" of the genocide in Darfur, was arrested.

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