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Monday, August 29, 2005

How do we do so little?

Posted by: Jambo / 11:54 PM

I posted a very little about Sudan the other day assuming everyone reading knew of the situation there. I'm not all that up on the politics of it but the humanitarian aspect is pretty clear. In case anyone has not heard about it here is a short excerpt about a woman recently back from a mission to the area:

She finished her mission in Chad, then went to Zimbabwe for three more weeks before she came home. She brought home a pretty good case of PTSD. What she dealt with daily goes beyond the pale...beyond the nightmares of most people; Children with all four limbs hacked off right above the knee or below the elbow. Twelve year olds who died in childbirth after being gang-raped by the Janjaweed. Women who gave birth to rape-babies who were then cast out by their families for shaming the family name, leaving only one avenue of survival for themselves and their children after the camps: Prostitution.


And women are the preponderance of victims. Men do not leave the villages to go to the countryside to gather firewood and other necessary items of sustenance. Women venture out, even though every time they leave their villages, they are at horrific risk of being beaten and raped and disfigured. The reason they go instead of the men? The women are only attacked, the men are killed

Yes, America can not solve all the problems of the world, but how can we do so little in the face of such horror?


How many oilwells are there in Chad or the Sudan?

By Anonymous therealrepublican, at 10:30 AM  

Come on, you know we are at war to find WMD, er I mean to avenge 9-11, um, to spread freedom and human rights, not for oil.

By Blogger Jambo, at 11:20 AM  

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