10 Years of Darfur, 100 Days for Darfur

From Enough blogs Thu Feb 7 2013, 10:51:32

Editor's Note: i-ACT director and guest blogger Gabriel Stauring announces a 100-day fast to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the start of the Darfur crisis. This piece is cross-posted from iAct's website.

I became active in the Darfur movement in late 2004. I did not know exactly how I'd be able to participate in alleviating what was and continues to be overwhelming human suffering. I just knew I needed to act.

One of the very first campaigns I helped create and organize was a 100-Day Fast for Darfur. My sister Rachel and I thought fasting would be a good way to connect people with the issue, while at the same time fundraise for direct assistance for the survivors. I had no idea how deep of an experience it was going to be for me and for the many people that participated in that and other fasts we organized since.

2013 is considered the 10th anniversary of the start of the crisis in Darfur. After 10 years, millions of people continue to live in internal and refugee camps, with new generations of Darfuri children knowing no other life than the life of a refugee or IDP. Fighting, killing, and displacement continues in Darfur and is also happening in other areas of Sudan. When I started working on the peace for Darfur movement, I never thought that in 2013 I would be organizing another fast to offer hope and support to a population that continues to be besieged.

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