Appeal of the Catholic Bishops of Eastern Africa for Peace in the Sudan Remarks of Rep. Tony P. Hall
Sudan's War: Give A Peace Envoy a Chance
May 26, 1999
by Center for Religious Freedom
War is hell, but Sudan's war is like no other in the suffering it has inflicted. Since 1983, Sudan's civil war has killed 180 people per day, on average. More than 2.5 million Sudanese were at risk of starvation when I last visited Sudan in May, 1998 during the last major famine in which an estimated 100,000 people died. The potential for serious food shortages and large-scale malnutrition continues. Despite limited progress, peace talks continue to founder, and that pattern is sure to continue without sustained high-level diplomatic attention from the United States and the international community.
Please join me, Rep. Frank Wolf, and a growing number of our colleagues in urging the Administration to appoint a special envoy of stature who will devote full-time, high-level diplomatic attention to Sudan's peace process. For further information or to sign on to the letter, the staff contact in my office is Kim Miller(5-6465).
Rep. Tony P. Hall