Angelina Jolie calls for more action to end Darfur crisis

June 6th, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI  

Angelina Jolie Washington, Jun 6 (ANI): American actress Angelina Jolie called for more action to end the crisis in Darfur in a new article she has written for Time magazine.

Jolie recalled her first trip to Chad to visit refugees from Darfur in 2004, and says that nothing has changed since then.

“The evidence the prosecutor has presented is clear and compelling,” Us magazine quoted her having written in the article.

She also pointed out that “millions of people have been displaced” and “hundreds of thousands have been killed”.

Despite the Bush administration labelling the Darfur situation as “genocide”, Jolie says that the words have not “compelled us to intervene”.

“Darfur has almost disappeared from the news, and experts now call it a ‘low intensity conflict.’ But the intensity of the crisis has not lessened for those who are struggling to survive,” she said.

“More than 250,000 people from Darfur have lived destitute lives in refugee camps in Chad for six years now.

“Camps with more than two million internally displaced persons inside Darfur are even worse. Thirty percent of those displaced are school-age children.

“Girls leaving the camps are raped; boys leaving the camps are killed. They want an education; they want to go back to their villages, to their land; they want peace. But they also want justice,” she added.

Results of the investigation on the situation by the International Criminal Court will be revealed on June 12 to the United Nations Security Council. (ANI)

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