On Thursday, I traveled to New York City with Niemat Ahmadi, Save Darfur Coalition’s Darfuri Liaison Officer, for a rally organized by the Darfur Rehabilitation Project, Inc. and thirteen other organizations. Despite the threat (and occasional spurt) of rain, a hearty crowd gathered in high spirits and marched with signs and petitions in hand. For several hours, we rallied in Daj Hammarskjöld Plaza, in front of the U.N. – listening to impassioned speeches by Darfuri leaders who called for the United Nations’ continued and enhanced protection of Darfurians in Sudan and in refugee camps beyond. From there, our group marched through the center of New York City to the U.S. Mission to the U.N., where we presented a petition to Peggy Kerry, the NGO Liaison. The day concluded with a panel discussion and dialogue about the Darfur movement, and focused on future paths for growth.
We are hopeful that the United Nations will respond to our requests and will move rapidly towards full deployment of UNAMID forces, the provision of sufficient humanitarian aid to those who so desperately need it and enhanced protections for women and children in the IDP camps.
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