Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations, said today:
"..the government of Sudan has not been able to resolve the crisis in Darfur and has not met some of the core commitments it has made.''
"Attacks against civilians are continuing and the vast majority of armed militias has not been disarmed,''
""I believe that a substantially increased international presence in Darfur is required as quickly as possible.''
A UN deadline has now come and gone and the current Sudanese Government is still commiting genocide against it's own people. Read General Romeo Dallaire's comments here...
And for some really chilling stuff, read the UN situation report from their mission on the ground (.doc file)
The Canadian government has pledged to send equipment to Darfur and financial assistance for humanitarian efforts.
But, I fear this will not be enough. My feeling is that Canada should lead a "Coalition of the Willing" that can create a ring, armed to the teeth, around Darfur.
Thanks to the Passion of the Present Blog for keeping the momentum going for people deeply concerned about what is happening - I know its meant the world to me to be able to visit and learn more.