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Inform Yourself About Darfur: Read Human Rights Watch publications on Darfur on our Crisis in Darfur page. You can read HRW’s reports on abuses in Darfur and see our photo galleries from the region, watch video, and listen to radio segments on the crisis in Western Sudan. View the "Crisis Guide" by the Council on Foreign Relations.  
 
Integrated Regional Information Networks has a CD-ROM available about Darfur: Peace under Fire: Sudan’s Darfur Crisis. This is for use in advocacy and has links and reports and articles. Contact irin@ocha.unon.org for a copy. Many resources are available from www.savedarfur.org an international network for activists working on Darfur.  
 
Write to Your Local Newspaper: Or contact your local radio and TV stations, and ask them for more news on Darfur!  
 
Hold a Video Screening: Raise public awareness of the crisis in Darfur by inviting friends and neighbors to a screening of Human Rights Watch’s video "Darfur Destroyed," available as a DVD. The six-minute video includes scenes of burned and bombed villages and extensive interviews with the civilian victims of the crisis. Villagers interviewed for the video describe attacks by those they call “Janjaweed” militias operating in concert with Sudanese government forces.  
 
Write to the Members of the UN Security Council: Urge them to take immediate action on Darfur to protect civilians, reverse ethnic cleansing, end impunity, and ensure full humanitarian access to all people in need throughout the region. Ask the Security Council to:  
  • Issue a resolution condemning the Sudanese government’s recent and ongoing bombardment of civilian areas in West Darfur and the imposition of targeted sanctions on responsible individuals.
  •  
  • Maintain pressure on the government of Sudan to facilitate the swift and effective deployment of the United Nations-African Union hybrid peacekeeping force (UNAMID).
  •  
  • Issue a resolution demanding that the Sudanese government immediately surrender the two suspects named by the International Criminal Court for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur.
 
Write to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Ask him to:  
  • Publicly condemn abuses by all parties to the conflict, in particular to publicly press the government of Sudan to end its ongoing attacks on civilians and other abuses, to reign in and disarm the Janjaweed militia, to facilitate the deployment of UNAMID, and to cooperate with the International Criminal Court.
  •  
  • Urge UN and AU Member States to fully support the deployment of the UNAMID protection force with the necessary technical and logistical assistance, including personnel and helicopter units.
 
You may contact the UN secretary-general at: inquiries@un.org  
 
Write to the Sudanese Government: Ask the Sudanese government to:  
  • Immediately cease its campaign of ethnic cleansing and stop all deliberate or indiscriminate ground and aerial attacks against civilians and civilian property in Darfur through the use of Government forces and government-sponsored and supplied militia/Janjaweed.
  •  
  • Fully and proactively support the swift and effective deployment of UNAMID and ensure that UNAMID can carry out their mandates unhindered, including having freedom of movement throughout Darfur.
  •  
  • Fully cooperate with the International Criminal Court, as per UN Security Council Resolution 1593, including handing over Ahmed Haroun and Ali Kosheib in accordance with the arrest warrants issued by the Pre-Trial Chamber on April 27, 2007.
  •  
  • Provide full and unimpeded access for national and international human rights monitoring missions.
 
Letters to the Sudanese government should be addressed to the following individuals:  
 
His Excellency President Omar Hassan Ahmad al-Bashir  
Office of the President  
People’s Palace  
PO Box 281  
Khartoum, Sudan  
Fax: +249 183 782541  
 
His Excellency Salva Kiir Mayardit  
First Vice-President  
People’s Palace  
PO Box 281  
Khartoum, Sudan  
Fax: + 249 11 779977 / 771025  
 
His Excellency Ali Osman Mohamed Taha  
Vice-President  
People’s Palace  
PO Box 281  
Khartoum, Sudan  
Fax: + 249 183 77 10 25  
 
Mr Abdel Bassit Sabdarat  
Minister of Justice  
Ministry of Justice  
PO Box 302  
Khartoum, Sudan  
Fax: +249 183 780796  
 
Mr Deng Alor  
Minister of Foreign Affairs  
Ministry of Foreign Affairs/External Relations  
PO Box 873  
Khartoum, Sudan  
Fax: + 249 183 77 93 83  
 
Mr Ibrahim Mohamed Hamed  
Minister of Internal Affairs  
Ministry of Interior  
PO Box 873  
Khartoum, Sudan  
Fax: +249 183 779383  
 
Dr Abdelmuneim Osman Mohamed Taha  
Advisory Council for Human Rights, Rapporteur  
PO Box 302  
Khartoum, Sudan  
Fax: +249 183 77 08 83  
 
H.E. Abdalmahmood Abdalhaleem Mohamed  
Permanent Representative  
Permanent Mission of the Republic of Sudan to the United Nations  
305 East 47th Street, 4th Floor  
New York, NY, 10017  
Fax: 1 212 573 6169  
 
Donate to Humanitarian Agencies in the United States: A number of nongovernmental humanitarian agencies are providing help to Sudanese refugees in Chad and to Darfurians inside Sudan. Contact the following agencies for more information on their work in Chad and Darfur:  
 
CARE  
151 Ellis Street NE  
Atlanta, GA 30303-2440  
United States  
Phone: 1-800-521-CARE ext. 999  
Online at: http://www.careusa.org  
 
Doctors Without Borders-Holland (Médecins Sans Frontières, MSF-H)  
Doctors Without Borders-France (MSF-F)
:  
Please contact MSF’s New York office at 1-888-392-0392  
Online at http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org  
 
International Committee of the Red Cross  
19 avenue de la Paix  
1202 Geneva, Switzerland  
Online at: http://www.icrc.org  
 
International Rescue Committee  
122 East 42nd Street  
New York, NY 10168  
United States  
Phone: 212-551-3000  
Online at: http://www.theirc.org  
 
Oxfam America  
1100 15th St., NW Suite 600  
Washington, DC 20005  
Online at: http://www.oxfamamerica.org  
 
Save the Children-US  
Attn: Donor Services  
54 Wilton Road  
Westport, CT 06880  
Phone: 1-800-728-3843  
Online at: http://www.savethechildren.org  
 
UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)  
c/o USA for UNHCR  
1775 K Street, NW Suite 290  
Washington, DC 20006  
United States  
Phone: 1-800-770-1100  
Online at: http://www.usaforungcr.org  
 
UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund)  
c/o US Fund for UNICEF  
333 East 38th Street  
New York, NY 10016  
United States  
Online at: http://www.unicefusa.org  
 
Donate to Humanitarian Agencies in the United Kingdom: A number of nongovernmental humanitarian agencies are providing help to Sudanese refugees in Chad and to Darfurians inside Sudan. Contact the following agencies for more information on their work in Chad and Darfur:  
 
CARE  
10-13 Rushworth Street  
London SE1 0RB  
United Kingdom  
Tel: +44 (0)207 934 9334  
Fax: +44 (0)207 934 9335  
Email: info@ciuk.org  
Website: http://www.careinternational.org.uk  
 
Médecins Sans Frontières (UK)  
67-74 Saffron Hill  
London  
EC1N 8QX  
Tel: 020 7404 6600  
Fax: 020 7404 4466  
E-mail: office-ldn@london.msf.org  
Website: http://www.msf.org/home-uk.cfm  
 
Save the Children-UK  
FREEPOST NAT7383  
Witney  
OX29 7BR UK  
Phone: 44-20-7012-6400  
Website: http://www.savethechildren.org.uk  
 
UNICEF  
Africa House  
64-78 Kingsway  
WC2B 6NB London  
United Kingdom  
+44 20 7405.5592  
Email: info@unicef.org.uk  
Website: http://www.unicef.org.uk  
 
UNHCR  
Millbank Tower  
21-14 Millbank  
London SW1P 4PQ  
GBRLO@UNHCR.CH  
 
Security Council Members and Contact Information:  
 
Belgium  
Term Ends: December 31, 2008  
Presidency: June 2007  
Permanent Representative: H.E. Mr. Johan Verbeke  
Permanent Mission of Belgium to the United Nations  
One Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza  
885 Second Avenue, 41st Floor  
New York, NY 10017  
Tel: +1 212 378 6300  
Fax: +1 212 681 7618  
Email: newyorkUN@diplobel.be  
 
Burkina Faso  
Term Ends: December 31, 2009  
Permanent Representative: H.E. Mr. Michel Kafando  
Permanent Mission of Burkina Faso to the United Nations  
866 United Nations Plaza  
Suite 326/327A  
New York, NY 10017  
Tel: +1 212 308 4720/4721  
Fax: +1 212 308 4690  
E-mail: bfapm@un.int  
 
China  
Permanent Member  
Presidency: April 2005  
Permanent Representative: H.E. Mr. Wang Guangya  
Deputy Permanent Representative: H.E. Mr. Liu Zhenmin  
Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of China to the United Nations  
350 East 35th Street  
New York, New York USA 10016  
Tel: +1 212 655 6100  
Fax. +1 212 634 0042  
E-mail: chinamissionun@mfa.gov.cn  
 
Costa Rica  
Term Ends: December 31, 2009  
Permanent Representative: S.E Sr. Jorge Urbina  
Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the United Nations  
211 East 43rd Street  
Room 903  
New York, NY 10017  
Tel: +1 212 986 6373/ 74  
Fax: +1 212 986 6842  
e-mail: misioncostaricaun@yahoo.com  
 
Croatia  
Term Ends: December 31, 2009  
Permanent Representative: H.E. Mrs. Mirjana Mladineo  
Permanent Mission of the Republic of Croatia to the United Nations  
820 Second Avenue  
19th Floor  
New York, NY 10017  
Tel: +1 212 986 1585  
Fax: +1212 986 2011  
E-mail: cromiss.un@mvp.hr  
 
France  
Permanent Member  
Presidency: June 2005  
Permanent Representative: H.E. Mr. Jean-Maurice Ripert  
Deputy Permanent Representative: Mr. Jean-Pierre Lacroix  
Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations  
One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza  
245 East 47th Street, 44th Floor  
New York, New York USA 10017  
Tel: +1 212 702 4900  
Fax: +1212 421 6889  
E-mail: france@un.int  
Correspondence: French  
 
Indonesia  
Presidency: November 2007  
Permanent Representative: H.E. R.M. Marty M. Natalegawa  
Charge d’affaires: H.E. Mrs. Adiyatwidi  
Permanent Mission of the Republic of Indonesia to the United Nations  
325 East 38th Street  
New York, NY 10016  
Tel: +1 212 972 8333  
Fax: +1 212 972 9780  
Email: ptri@indonesiamission-ny.org  
 
Italy  
Term Ends: December 31, 2008  
Presidency: December 2007  
Permanent Representative: H.E. Mr. Marcello Spatafora  
Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations  
2 United Nations Plaza, 24th floor  
New York, NY 10017  
Tel: +1 646 840 5300  
Fax: +1 212 486 1036  
Email: info.italyun@esteri.it  
 
Libya  
Term Ends: December 31, 2009  
Permanent Representative: H.E. Mr. Giadalla A. Ettalhi  
Deputy Permanent Representative: H.E. Mr. Attia Omar Mubarak  
The Permanent Mission of Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya to the United Nations  
309 East 48 street  
New York, NY, 10017, USA  
Tel: +1 212 752 5775  
Fax: + 1 212 593 4787  
 
Panama  
Term Ends: December 31, 2008  
Permanent Representative: H.E. Mr. Ricardo Alberto Arias  
Permanent Mission of Panama to the United Nations  
866 U.N. Plaza, Suite 4030  
Nueva York, NY 10017  
Tel: +1 212 421-5420  
Fax: +1 212 421-2694  
Email: emb@panama-un.org  
 
Russian Federation  
Permanent Member  
SC Presidency: November 2005; March 2007  
Permanent Representative: H.E. Mr. Vitaly Churkin  
Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations  
136 East 67th Street  
New York, New York USA 10021  
Telephone: +1 212 861 4900, -4901  
Fax: +1 212 628 0252, 212 517 7427  
E-mail: rusun@un.int  
 
South Africa  
Term Ends: December 31, 2008  
Presidency: March 2007  
Permanent Representative: H.E. Mr. Dumisani Shadrack Kumalo  
Permanent Mission of South Africa to the United Nations  
333 East 38th Street  
New York, NY 10016  
Tel: +1 212 213 5583  
Fax: +1 212 692 2498  
E-mail: pmun@southafrica-newyork.net  
 
United Kingdom  
Permanent Member  
SC Presidency: December 2005; May 2007  
Permanent Representative: H.E. Sir John Sawers, KCMG  
Deputy Permanent Representative: H.E. Ms. Karen Pierce  
Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the United Nations  
One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 885 Second Avenue  
New York, NY 10017  
Telephone: +1 212 745 9200  
Telefax:+1 212 745 9316  
E-mail: uk@un.int  
 
United States of America  
Permanent Member  
SC Presidency: February 2006  
Permanent Representative: Mr. Zalmay Khalizad  
Permanent Mission of the United States to the United Nations  
799 United Nations Plaza  
New York, NY 10017-3505  
Telephone: +1 212 415 4000  
Telefax: +1 212 415 4443  
E-mail: usa@un.int  
 
Viet Nam  
Term Ends: December 31, 2009  
Permanent Representative: H.E. Mr. Le Luong Minh  
Deputy Permanent Representative: H.E. Mr. Hoang Chi Trung  
Permanent Mission of Viet Nam to the United Nations  
866 United Nations Plaza  
Suite 435  
New York, NY 10017  
Tel: +1 212 644 0594 / 0831  
Fax: +1 212 644 5732  
Email: info@vietnam-un.org  

 

 
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