Darfur: What exactly is going on and what do you think can be done?

United States
January 28, 2007 3:31pm CST
So, I've been hearing a lot about Darfur lately. I feel like I don't really know what is going on. I have heard there are a lot of people being killed, but I'm not sure I totally understand why and the details. Will you please tell me what you know. Whatever the reasons, I'm sure they are bad, it just seems like such a horrible thing that is happening over there. I feel helpless. It just seems so far away and I don't really have enough knowledge on the situation. What can the average person do to help? What should other countries be doing? should they interfere? What do you think?
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@Eskimo (2317)
6 Feb 07
There's not much the average person can do, I don't think there's any oil in that region, so Western countries won't be bothered to help much. Needs to get United Nations involved, not just African Countries to get between the different factions.
• United States
7 Feb 07
I know. That's sad. I wish there was something that we could do. I wonder how it can get the attention and interest of the UN.
• United States
5 Mar 07
In Minnesota there are alot of public service announcements on Darfur. The fact is President bush has the ability to intervene and send assistance to Darfur to protect the citizens from being killed. it is mass genocide out there. The fact that he refuses to really provide anything much in the way of assistance and is overloading US resources in Iraq is the nature of many observations at this point. We can help. he will not let us. We can help by advocating through Amnesty International and also by e-mailing our local Congress to ask them to push for voting to send assistance to help the innccent victims in Darfur. So far it is very dangerous for Missionary organizations to help in a big way. If a country would provide the protection for charities to help, we could make a diffrence in saving lives out there.
@msqtech (15075)
• United States
6 Feb 07
I think we need to support strong government in all countries and extol them the virtue of not allowing genocide and unrest. The united nations should help not a specific country