Darfur Women Action Group (DWAG) is deeply concerned to hear about the conditions displaced Darfuris are facing, including violence and a lack of key resources and services. These terrible acts and situations innocent civilians have to put up with are a further reminder of the damage the al-Bashir regime has dealt to communal relations and living standards in Sudan.
On October 18 and 19, armed herders forced their cattle onto the farms of displaced people, murdered two, injured a third, and kidnapped a fourth in Kutum, North Darfur. Violence has forced Darfuris to flee across the border to Chad as refugees, yet they have not found safety there either, with at least two dying to gunmen last Sunday. Additionally, Darfuris in the Tina, Karnoi, Kabkabiya, and Saraf Omra camps for displaced people are also in a precarious state due to a lack of education and healthcare caused by the withdrawal of aid organizations, including a spread of malaria predominantly affecting women and children.
We at DWAG ask our supporters to sign our petition for civilian protection in Darfur so all of its people can be safe and Darfuris can return to their lives and homes. Please take fewer than 5 minutes of your time to sign our petition and share it with your friends and family — we are just 9 signatures away from our goal! Together, we can bring peace and justice to the people of Darfur and Sudan.