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Westminster Hall Debate on the Darfur Crisis:

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Westminster Hall Debate on the Darfur Crisis: 21 May 06 - The British Government on Thursday (18th May 2006) faced tough questioning from MPs over steps being taken to improve security and protection for civilians in Darfur. Responding to questions during a Westminster Hall debate, the Secretary of State for International Development, Hilary Benn MP said that once a UN technical assessment mission completes its work in Darfur, the speed of a UN force deployment would depend on how fast troop contributing countries come forward... By the Aegis Trust

 

By Aegis Trust., UK.

Humanitarian Intervention Policy Resource.


' Darfur update: Celebrities call for action on Darfur.

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Darfur update: Celebrities call for action on Darfur. Celebrities in the US have been focussing attention on the need for the international community to do more to protect civilians in Darfur. The Actress, Angelina Jolie, has placed an advert in the US Today newspaper calling for more funding for peacekeepers in Darfur. She said, ?I chose to take this ad out because when Congress returns from recess they have the chance to fully fund peacekeepers in Darfur?The situation in Darfur has been going on far too long. It's only getting worse." Actor George Clooney is also on a mission to draw attention to the crisis following a recent visit to the region. In a press conference on 27 April he said, 'We cannot turn our heads and hope this will disappear - because if we do, they will disappear - and then only history will be left to judge us like in Rwanda, the Balkans and Cambodia'.

 

By Aegis Trust., UK.

Humanitarian Intervention Policy Resource.