The Situation in Darfur
The situation in Darfur grows ever more grave. The government of Sudan is aiding the Janjaweed in their systematic extermination of innocent men women and children in the annexing of lands that have been home to these people for a thousand years.
This is happening right now under the watch of many nations that are sidelined waiting for something to happen. Families are being slaughtered. Husbands are often left helpless and forced to watch as their wives are gang raped. Then the husbands are killed while the wives watch. If the women have not already endured enough they further witness the slaughter of their own children. These women are raped repeatedly and often they become pregnant with children spawned by this rape and torture. Once raped, women never reclaim their former status when they rejoin the ranks of surviving IDPs and will be ostracized.
The IDP’s (Internally Displaced Persons) grow in number by the day. There is little food to sustain the people in these camps. When the women venture out to gather firewood essential to their survival they are defenseless targets and subjected to more rape and torture. Men in the camps that venture out are executed if discovered by the Janjaweed. The Refugee camps should be a place of security and safety for the women who have already endured so much but the camps themselves can be very dangerous for women as they are often over run by the Janjaweed and again are raped and tortured.
This crisis will continue unabated unless the people of the world unite to bring this tragedy to a close. There is no time to wait for diplomacy or politics; there will not be a sufficient response by any government to save these people.
But You can help!
It is the goal of onedollar4darfur.com to raise 1 million dollars to support Knightsbridge's relief mission to Darfur. Their expertise is needed now more than ever, as aid workers are being evacuated and refugee camps are being attacked. Please make your tax deductable donation using the DONATE link below.
DON'T… get the extra shot of espresso today. DON’T… get that side of fries with your burger for lunch tomorrow. DON'T… get that extra martini on Friday night, and DON’T… let another half million people die when just ONE DOLLAR can help save DARFUR. KnightsBridge International,(K.B.I.) is a small California based, Not for Profit Organization that turns every penny it gets into food, shelter and medical supplies for those who need it the most- the victims of war, natural disasters and genocide. OUR goal, (as volunteers for KnightsBridge International) is to raise funds by asking our friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, strangers to donate just ONE DOLLAR, and them asking their friends to donate just ONE DOLLAR...and passing on this message to anyone we can reach, with a goal of raising over 1 MILLION dollars from the international community. ONE dollar WILL make a difference… it will save a human life.
Why KnightsBridge International? I've found by doing some research that a lot of the larger Non Profit Organizations spend a huge amount of the donated funds on overhead, advertising and general business expenditures ... sometimes only 20-30% of donations go "to the cause" ... or the money goes directly to the government of these troubled countries and NOT the people in need. KnightsBridge International is a group of middle-age, US Military veterans, with no politics, no agendas, no overhead and no bureaucracy that delivers all the goods themselves, they even pay their own way…. And did we mention they are actual Knights!
SO PLEASE, put down that triple, venti, soy, caramel macchiato ...and donate as little as ONE DOLLAR…Or as much as you can. ANYTHING will HELP and pass this message on to ALL your friends! Together maybe we can give a couple million people the basic necessities like food, shelter and the dignity that all human beings deserve.
PLEASE USE THE LINK BELOW TO MAKE YOUR DONATION
OR YOU CAN GO DIRECTLY TO THE KNIGHTSBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE AND HIT THE DONATE ICON FOUND AT: WWW.KBI.ORG (http://www.kbi.org/about/index.html)
OR CHECKS CAN BE SENT TO: KNIGHTSBRIDGE INTL / DARFUR MISSION, PO BOX 4394, WEST HILLS, CA. 91308-4394
Thanks for saving the innocent people of Darfur!
Beyond the Call an award winning documentary film about Knightsbridge will air on National PBS January 26, 2007 at 10:30PM and January 27, 2007 at 11:00pm. Please check your local listings.
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