Darfur Fast for Life

We fast in solidarity with the hungry and starving in Darfur and for lasting peace in Sudan

Friday, May 15, Day 29

May 16, 2009 By: Admin Category: Pam Omidyar

Deeply moved by Peter Gabriel’s videos about his fasting. I especially loved the “Ecosystem for Change” video – he is right, we have the tools to create a movement to end suffering on a global scale. Let’s build the momentum of this campaign – to connect those in need with those who have the power to change the situation.

Gabriel, KTJ and the i-Act team go to Chad and speak with the refugees often – please view their videos and see directly what the people of Darfur are saying about their situation and about peace and justice: http://www.stopgenocidenow.org/

I am going on a month of eating meals similar to what the displaced people of Sudan have been eating for over five years – and while I know my mind is cloudy, my metabolism has crashed, and I have lost about 14 pounds, I really do not know what they are going through; for I have a clean and comfortable bed and I can go to sleep every night knowing my husband and children are safe. For the more than 2.7 million displaced Darfuris, they have lost their homes, their livelihoods, and many have lost their families as well.

We fast with the people of Darfur – we will continue to do so to call attention to this vast emergency until the world’s leaders decide to take meaningful action to alleviate suffering and bring real forms of peace and justice to Sudan. I also want it for the tens of millions of other people who have been forced to flee for their lives – to learn more about refugees around the world, please visit UNCHR’s website: http://www.unhcr.org/

We need the movement to get the political will – Let’s build the movement now. We will wait no longer for others to do it, we must do it ourselves.

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