"While the world debates, people die in Darfur," Kansas Republican Senator Sam Brownback was quoted as saying by Reuters news agency.While we all may have different views on what the U.S. government's responsibility to the world is, or what our own individual responsibility is, at the very least we should not claim ignorance as a defense.
"We actually could save some lives instead of lamenting afterward that we should have done something."
During a three-hour flight over Darfur, hundreds of blackened and scorched villages were starkly visible against the red desert. Mrs Mousa walked for three days to reach Kalma after the Janjaweed militia attacked her village, Shatee, west of the Mara mountains, two months ago.Updated news from various sources is available at AllAfrica.com.
"They came at dawn, at 4am. They came on horses, donkeys, camels and Land Cruisers. They burnt the houses and killed the men and many of the male children. I don't know if my husband is alive or dead."
United Nations situation reports are available here.
Organizations such as Amnesty International, Oxfam, Unicef, and Africa Action are working in various ways to try to stop the massacres.
Update 7/25: I'm going to keep adding links here to good information and organizations. Kirsten Bishop suggested Christian Aid and Ecos Online for information.
Matt Peckham has suggested Human Rights Watch for both information and activism.