Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) welcomes, with reservation, the unanimous passage of UN Security Council Resolution 1769 which authorizes the deployment of a joint African Union-United Nations force (UNAMID) of 26,000 for Darfur.
A speech by Susannah Sirkin, given at the rally for Darfur in Boston on the global day for Darfur, April 29, 2007.
Physicians for Human Rights represents the voices of health professionals across the United States, but also those Sudanese doctors, nurses, and social workers on the front lines of the crisis in Darfur itself.
On June 29, the day the United Nations Security Council (SC) was to decide whether or not to deploy a UN peacekeeping force to Darfur, Sudan, a coalition of ten human rights, humanitarian and advocacy organizations sent the following letter to the 15 members of the Security Council...
Dear President Bush, As human rights and humanitarian organizations, we are gravely concerned that the hopes raised when the Darfur Peace Agreement (DPA) was signed one month ago today are quickly vanishing.