FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Last week’s appointment of Burkina Faso Foreign Minister Djibril Bassolé as the joint UN/AU mediator for Darfur is an opportunity to kick-start a peace process that has been stalled for months.
In a memo to the Joint Mediator, ENOUGH Co-Chair John Prendergast, Policy Advisor Omer Ismail, and Save Darfur Coalition President Jerry Fowler offer recommendations and note the critical need for the Joint Mediator to consult the people of Darfur, including internally displaced, refugee, and diaspora populations.
Read the memo here.
Read a corresponding commentary by John Prendergast and Colin Thomas-Jensen on the Huffington Post.
Read the ENOUGH/Save Darfur Coalition strategy paper: Creating a Peace to Keep in Darfur.
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About the Coalition: The Save Darfur Coalition – an alliance of more than 180 faith-based, advocacy, and human rights organizations – raises public awareness about the ongoing genocide in Darfur and mobilizes a unified response to the atrocities that threaten the lives of people throughout the Darfur region. The coalition’s member organizations represent 130 million people of all ages, races, religions and political affiliations united together to help the people of Darfur. For more information on the coalition, please visit www.SaveDarfur.org. To obtain footage from the Darfur border region, coalition events, various interviews, and more, please visit the Save Darfur Coalition media gallery. All footage may be previewed in non-broadcast quality and may be purchased in broadcast quality by filling out the purchase request form provided on the site.
About the ENOUGH Project – ENOUGH is a project of the Center for American Progress to end genocide and crimes against humanity. With an initial focus on the crises in Darfur, Chad, eastern Congo, and northern Uganda, ENOUGH’s strategy papers and briefings provide sharp field analysis and targeted policy recommendations based on a “3P” crisis response strategy: promoting durable peace, providing civilian protection, and punishing perpetrators of atrocities. ENOUGH works with concerned citizens, advocates, and policy makers to prevent, mitigate, and resolve these crises. To learn more about ENOUGH and what you can do to help, go to www.enoughproject.org.