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US Envoy: More Peacekeepers for Darfur by the End of The YEAR!!!
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October 29,2008
Isn't it Refreshing to hear that the Administration finally has made a Positive Observation regarding Darfur.
There will be 3,600 more Troops expected in the Region by the End of the Year.
But it will not even bring the number of troops on the Ground to half of what the UN Security Council wants!!

It is no secret that the Bush Administration has not been pleased with the speed that the UN has moved when it comes to the Darfur Crisis.
The Administration has long been Critical of Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir as well. He has in the past placed unreasonable demands on the Hybrid AU-EU Mission. It is felt that these Demands were deliberatly designed to diminish the potential effectiveness of the Mission.
The United States along with other Governments have been criticized for their unwillingness to provide Helicopters, Troops and other Logistical Support for this Mission.
This week UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon is expected to issue a report to the Security Council regarding the Status of this Mission.


There is a Glimmer of Good News for a Change in Darfur. There will be more Boots on the Ground by the End of the year.

Here are some of the Numbers for the Allocations for this Crucial Mission Since it was Authorized in July 2007:
The Current Mandate calls for a total Force of 26,000 Soldiers and Police to be on the Ground. As of October 10th of this year that number stands at 10,527.
The increase announced by the American Special Envoy only brings the number to just over 14,000 personnel.
The UN Secretary-General is expected to release the following numbers in his report to the Security-Council:
So Far this year 300,000 have been forced to Flee from their homes as a result of the Violence.
This Figure brings the total number of Refugees created since 2003 to 2.5 million.
Officially the Sudanese Government Claims that only 10,000 people have died in this Conflict.

The Author Recommends the Following Sites for Darfur Information: has some excellent information about how to get involved. has an excellent webpage regarding the Darfur Crisis. will scan Newspapers from Around the World and has a page dedicated to the Darfur Crisis.

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