Thursday, 19 May 2005

Protect Darfur Campaign

On 31 March, the Aegis Trust launched the 'Protect Darfur' campaign, supported by 120 MPs from across the main parties, and by survivors from the Holocaust, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. The 'Protect Darfur' Campaign aims to protect Darfur’s Africans from genocide, through creation of a UN mandate for peace enforcement operations led by the African Union with support from wealthy nations.

At the very start of its third term, it’s vital to put Government on notice that aid is not enough. The Government needs to know that when genocide happens, we all care about it – and we’ll hold it to its promises to protect.

Why it counts
This is a matter of life and death. 400,000 deaths since 2003. With 500 more lives lost every day. That means one African in Darfur is murdered every three minutes – just because they’re African.

Please circulate this to everyone you can and visit and add your name to the campaign statement.

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