darfur peoples association of greater new york
Motasim Adam, president of the Darfur Peoples Association of Greater New York, represents a group of refugees who have fled genocide in Darfur, Sudan. They send a shipments of clothing and school supplies to Darfurians still living in refugee camps in Chad. Darfurians displaced by the genocide in their homeland live in a precarious situation and lack many of life's basic necessities. The organization plans to continue collecting clothing and school supplies to be sent to the camps; anyone wishing to help organize drives or make donations can contact Darfur Peoples Association at darfurny at yahoo.com
christian solidarity international
Black Christians and Animists from the South of Sudan have been victimized by the Arab Muslims in the North of Sudan for centuries. Over the last thirty years, Christian Solidarity has been helping persecuted Christians in Sudan and around the world.
From 1989-2005, a civil war was waged by the Islamic dictator President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on behalf of the Northern Arab Muslims against the Southern African Christians and Animists. During the Sudan civil war over two million people were slaughtered and four million displaced from their homes.
It was a systematic component of Sudan's military policy to kidnap and enslave Black Christians and Animists in the South. In 1998, CSI began working with local Dinka tribal leaders to identify and liberate slave in the North of Sudan. Approximately 80,000 men, women and children have been liberated. Since the end of the civil war, the North has ceased enslaving more people. However, there are still tens of thousands of slaves in the North that must be liberated. CSI is dedicated to continuing its vital work until all the slaves are free.
In addition to the slave liberation campaign, CSI also provides food, water, seed and medicine to the liberated slaves as they return to their villages and reclaim their lives.
On July 14, 2008, the Chief Prosecutor at the International Court of Justice, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, issued an arrest warrant against Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir. He accuses the 64-year-old dictator of genocide and crimes against humanity. It is the first time that the International Court of Justice in The Hague has indicted an incumbent head of state.
For more info: www.csi-int.org