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November 11, 2022

VOA News: Student Activists Encourage White House to Raise Anti-Genocide Concerns about Darfur.  Close to 1,000 student opponents of the genocide in Darfur capped a long weekend of rallies and congressional lobbying with a question and answer session yesterday at the White House. Less than a month after the Obama administration unveiled its Sudan policy review, Special Envoy Scott Gration and National Security Council Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs Samantha Power fielded questions about U.S. determination to make ending the Sudan violence a top policy priority for the new president. Tuesday's White House panel was the final Washington Darfur event for students, who had spent the previous four days in the U.S. capital holding workshops, consulting and lobbying with legislators and congressional aides, and utilizing a stunning array of modern technological tools, from webcams to mobile phones, to illustrate their commitment for legislative action to stop Sudanese genocide and mass atrocities.

Reuters: Expulsions hit Darfur rape victims: Aid groups.  Rape victims in Sudan's Darfur region have lost vital medical and psychological support since Khartoum expelled aid agencies working against sexual violence this year, the United Nations and aid workers said.  Sudan ousted 13 foreign aid groups and closed three local organizations in March after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al- Bashir to face charges of masterminding atrocities in Darfur.  Khartoum accused the groups of passing information to the Hague-based court, a charge they deny.  Ten out of the 13 expelled foreign groups were doing work related to protection and sexual violence, said an official from one of the ousted organizations who asked not to be named.  "Women are now feeling a lot less safe in reporting rapes and there's been a resurgence of the bad old days when women victims are treated like criminals if they report it," the official said.

Sudan Tribune: Sudan to close down Darfur IDP camps in early 2010: official.  The Sudanese government will begin closing down the camps for the displaced population in war torn region of Darfur next year, a senior official said today.  Speaking to the UN sponsored Miraya FM radio the humanitarian aid commissioner Hasabu Abdel-Rahman said that the Sudanese government has plans to close down displaced camps in the greater Darfur region by early 2010.  The Sudanese official disclosed that the government is building 20,000 housing units for the IDPs in the capital towns of El-Fasher, El-Geneina and Nyala.  Darfur rebel groups today reacted angrily to the government's announcement.  "The government wants to send our people back to the same places they fled from so that they can get killed again under the whole world eyes" Abdel-Wahid Al-Nur leader of Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) told Sudan Tribune.

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