Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Well, it's about time.

Gordon Brown and Nicolas Sarkozy have engineered an agreement at the UN to intervene in Darfur (read the Channel 4 news report here). Surprised that international action has not been taken so far on this, I've sent emails, through Oxfam's campaigns , to the Prime Minister reminding him that something needs to be done about the dreadful conditions for ordinary civilians in that region. It has been too dangerous for aid workers to do anything there, and this new action should make that necessary help available. I'm very glad that Gordon Brown seems to have made this a priority early in his role as PM, and that Oxfam's (and other charities') campaigning seems to be paying off.

There's a very long way to go, but at least it's a step in the right direction.

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