Last Friday, the PHR team delivered to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton a joint advocacy letter, urging that sexual and gender-based violence (SGV) programming be recognized as an urgent need in Sudan.
The UN reported last week that six aid groups have suspended operations in eastern Chad. Nearly 300,000 Darfuri refugees have fled across the the Sudan-Chad border to escape violence in Darfur.
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?
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.