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The Geneva's Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue will organise negotiations between rebel groups in Darfur and the Sudanese government in order to provide access of the humanitarian aid to civilian population to those areas in Darfur which have been inaccessible to foreigners since 2003 due to the war in this Sudanese province. The first meeting where the senior humanitarian adviser of the HD Centre, Dennis McNamara, and the humanitarian coordinator of the leading JEM resistance group (Justice and Equality Movement), Suleiman Jamous, will negotiate for the list of representatives of other rebel groups will be held tomorrow on 11th of June in a villa at the Lake of Geneva.
Brussels – Ivo Vajgl hosted in the European Parliament in Strasbourg the peacekeepers Tomo Križnar and Suleiman Jamous who warned the EU not to hold folded arms any longer with regard to burning problems in Darfur. “We have to stop toasting with champagne and acting like crazy hens but do something for the humanity," called Križnar.
“The testifying by Suleiman Jamous and Tomo Križnar before the members of the European Parliament have unfortunately disclosed that current peace negotiations and the recent election in Sudan which were anything but democratic raise only little hope that things will take a turn for the better soon. Nonetheless or even because of that it is necessary for us to provide a reinforced engagement,”declared Vajgl after today’s talks in Strasbourg.
I will host two guests during the plenary session next week, Mr Suleiman Jammous from Darfur/Sudan and Mr. Tomo Križnar from Slovenia. Both have a very deep knowledge about and personal experience with the conflict in Darfur and also wider Sudan-related human rights issues. Mr. Jammous is the humanitarian coordinator within the JEM resistance group (Justice and Equality Movement) in Darfur. He has been campaigning for justice in Darfur and other regions of Sudan since the 1960s. Recently, Mr Jammous Jamous was also a JEM delegate to the Darfur peace talks in Doha, Qatar.