Last week several members of Congress sent a bipartisan message to President-elect Obama saying that genocide in Darfur must remain a priority. The Congressmen had recently traveled to the Darfur and commended the future president for his continuing commitment in addressing the crisis that plagues the region. Still, they urged him to press on as president by taking effective steps to bring a real end to the violence that has raged for over six years, despite growing international support. The Congressmen laid out several recommendations in detail including:
- Reinvorgating the currently broken peace process;
- Ensuring continued humanitarian access;
- Providing more effective security for the people of Darfur;
- Engaging outside actors; and
- Paying close attention to southern Sudan.