Friday, May 20, 2005

Coalition for International Justice 5/20/2005

Posted first at Causes of Interest.

Coalition for International Justice has released their report about the deaths that are occurring in Darfur. This survey includes not just the deaths from violence, but also the deaths from starvation, exposure, and disease.
Hagan and his colleague University of Toronto researcher Patricia Parker reviewed data culled from 1,136 interviews of refugees from Darfur conducted by the Coalition for International Justice last summer, as well as data presented in the World Health Organization's survey of deaths in refugee camps last year. Based on their analysis of the combined data, they estimate that the number of persons who have died or disappeared between February 2003 to April 2005 is close to 400,000.
I recall it being said that one death is a tragedy, 400,000 deaths is a statistic. I do not agree with this assumption. Each of these people had dreams and hopes, just as you have. Maybe their's were not as luxurious, but they were still worth our consideration and care. They still deserved to live, and all we are doing is nothing.

Don't explain to me how hard it is to save the world. I am well aware of that. What is the cost to you to pick up the phone and make a toll free number to the Congress and Senate? Hmm? (877 866) 762-8762 340-9281 (waiting on info of the new number). Let them know that is not okay to declare genocide, and then do nothing. We said never again. Did we mean it? Well? Did we?

Hat tip: Coalition for International Justice.

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