According to the United Nations, Sudanese government officials and the Janjaweed are responsible for killing and torturing civilians, destroying villages, rape and other forms of sexual violence, and pillaging and forced displacement throughout Darfur. Ruth Messinger, Gerald Martone, and John Prendergast are experts on the situation in Darfur.Ruth Messinger, acting as the event's moderator, is the president and executive director of American Jewish World Service, which works to alleviate poverty, hunger, and disease in the developing world and build Jewish life in Russia and the Ukraine.
Gerald Martone is the director of emergency response for the International Rescue Committee and has participated in several missions to Darfur.
John Prendergast, a former director of African Affairs for the National Security Council and special advisor to the State Department, is special advisor to the president of the International Crisis Group.
In this appearance at the 92nd Street Y, Messinger, Prendergast, and Martone discuss the issues, what is being done to improve the situation, and what more people can do. Also hear what you can do to help stop this tragedy from those who have been on the front line.
This event took place on January 31, 2006.
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