Support for USASSCA was the topic of conversation at the SLM- Abdel Wahid Conference in Des Moines, Iowa in late August 2012. Pictured: Rabbi David Kaufman ( an advisor to USASSCA), Hawa Abdalla ( Noted Human Rights activist from Darfur), and Ali Hassan ( member of the Acting Board of USASSCA, representing the Darfur diaspora.)
This document reviews the schedule for the Help Nuba programs and the Walk to End Genocide on Sunday, August 26, and adds new information about the public programming for Monday, August 27.
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Secretary Clinton and First Lady Obama With 2012 IWOC Award Winner Hawa Abdallah Mohammed Salih of Sudan
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right; and First Lady Michelle Obama, left; pose for a photo with 2012 International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award Winner Hawa Abdallah Mohammed Salih of Sudan, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on March 8, 2012. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]
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About the August 26th Help Nuba programs in Des Moines, Iowa
(Tentative) Schedule of Help Nuba programs for Sunday, August 26, 2012 in Des Moines, Iowa. For additional information, e-mail: email@example.com
Click on the link below for the link to the report from Dr. Koslow on Iowa Public Radio.
Report from physician assisting in S. Sudan refugee camp
Dr. Koslow indicates that the transfer of additional refugees from the border into S. Sudan has been postponed due to the fighting, flooding, and other factors.
Your friends in the US from Help Nuba wish the people of South Sudan our sincere best wishes for continued success.
From Peace Prize to Paralysis
Published: June 9, 2012
IN THE NUBA MOUNTAINS, Sudan
Kristof writes : “This [ the Khartoum regime] is a regime whose leader has been charged with genocide, has destabilized the region, has sponsored brutal proxy warlords like Joseph Kony, has presided over the deaths of more than 2.5 million people in southern Sudan, in Darfur and in the Nuba Mountains — and the Obama administration doesn’t want him overthrown?
In addition, the administration has consistently tried to restrain the rebel force here, led by Abdel Aziz Al-Hilu, a successful commander who has lived in America and projects moderation. The rebels are itching to seize the South Kordofan state capital, Kadugli, but say that Washington is discouraging them. … Abdel Aziz … seemed mystified that American officials try to shield a genocidal government whose army is, he thinks, crumbling.”
“In both Syria and Sudan, the Obama administration seems stuck behind the curve.”
“In Sudan, we should disable the military runways that bombers take off from to attack civilians in the Nuba Mountains, or destroy an Antonov bomber and make clear that we’ll do the same to others if Sudan continues to bomb its people. Then we should support efforts by private aid groups to bring food and seed into the Nuba Mountains, by airdrops in this rainy season when roads are impassible.’