The Crisis in Darfur
Violence and destruction are raging in the Darfur region of western Sudan. Since February 2003, government-sponsored militias known as the Janjaweed have conducted a calculated campaign of slaughter, rape, starvation and displacement in Darfur.
It is estimated that 400,000 people have died due to violence, starvation and disease. More than 2.5 million people have been displaced from their homes and over 200,000 have fled across the border to Chad. Many now live in camps lacking adequate food, shelter, sanitation, and health care.
The United States Congress and President George W. Bush recognized the situation in Darfur as "genocide." Darfur, "near Hell on Earth," has been declared the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today.
I know it may seem lame to actually put in some effort to help but i just sent a few letters to some pretty important people. You can find the letters on savedarfur.org and they give you the addresses of the president, vicepresident, congressman, and senators. Honestly, it takes less than 5 minutes to copy and paste these letters into an email, and its worth it. Please do whatever you can..even if you just tell your parents about it. It makes such a difference. Thanks guys.