Darfur Sudan Emergency

”....and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people”. Qur’an 5:32

A major human tragedy is unfolding in Sudan, one that has reportedly claimed at least 30,000 lives, and could claim up to one million unless the world community works together, starting immediately, to end it. 

The reports coming out of Darfur are awful.  It appears that this is a major humanitarian crisis that needs immediate action.  I have checked all the major national Muslim websites and found nothing to use in finding a way to help.  Here are resources to help us to respond quickly.

Moveon.org has information on what you can do - to contact government officials, and where to send donations, etc.  http://www.moveon.org/news/sudan.html

Many more suggestions on how to help collected by BBC News at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/3793577.stm 

Here are a few articles about the situation:

As Genocide Unfolds http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A54947-2004Jun19.html

Can American Muslims Do Something?, Muqtedar Khan http://www.ijtihad.org/globalog.htm

Center for American Progress has collected a series of articles about the crisis at http://www.americanprogress.org/site/pp.asp?c=biJRJ8OVF&b=97645

Crisis Profile http://www.williamshawcross.com/darfur.html

Dare We Call it Genocide http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F70A13FB35540C758DDDAF0894DC404482

Darfur’s Agony is the World’s Shame http://www.williamshawcross.com/darfur.html

Human Rights Watch: Crisis in Darfur http://www.hrw.org/campaigns/darfur/

The Living and the Dead http://msnbc.msn.com/id/5305166/site/newsweek/

Powell to See Sudan Catastrophe http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/3838083.stm

Screams of Sudan’s Starving Refugees http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/3840427.stm

Sudanese Tell of Mass Rape http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/3791713.stm

Toll Rises in Sudan’s Quiet War http://www.aashf.org/pages/sudanToll.htm

W.H.O. Crisis Report http://www.who.int/disasters/repo/13313.pdf

World Fails to Stop Darfur Atrocities http://www.escapinghades.com/darfur_sudan/sudan_051404.html

World Must Act on Darfur Crisis Says Kerry http://www.politinfo.com/articles/article_2004_06_8_5548.html

World Turns Attention on Darfur http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0614/p06s01-woaf.html