The consequences are nearly unfathomable. In the last 48 hours, Sudan has expelled 16 international aid organizations from Darfur.
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.
As Senior Coordinator of PHR's Health Action AIDS East Africa Program, I get frequent opportunities to be in the field and connect with amazing human rights activists from the region. Last week in Kigali, Rwanda, I met with two incredible young doctors - Dr. Davis Kashake Karengya and Dr. Charles Ntare - who have devoted their careers to human rights advocacy, with a specific focus on ending violence and torture in Rwanda.