Women in Darfur Deliver a Petition to United Nations Security Council Delegation

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On 10 and 11 October 2010, a UN Security Council delegation visited North Darfur, led by British Ambassador to the UN Mark Lyall Grant, and including US Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice and Ugandan Ambassador to the UN Ruhakana Rugunda. The delegation met with government officials, community representatives, including Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), and the UN. Some IDP women leaders were able to meet with the delegation and deliver a petition in which they voiced their concerns about the humanitarian conditions in which IDPs are living in North Darfur. Women highlighted the lack of implementation of the UN Security Resolutions on Darfur and the deterioration of the security and humanitarian conditions in the camps, and called upon the international community to take urgent action to put an end to the Darfur conflict.

Women’s Initiatives’ partners in the IDPs camps of North Darfur informed us that those who met with the Security Council delegation faced threats by the Sudanese Government and had to go into hiding as a consequence of speaking out about conditions in the IDP camps.

Read the Petition presented by the displaced women in Northern Darfur to the delegation of the UN Security Council in English and Arabic

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