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Exchange of views on Sudan election and conflict in Darfur

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.

Jammous: Slovenians in EU contribute the most to Darfur

Climatic changes are the cause for increasing reign of water deficit in Darfur. Therefore, populations around Darfur are putting pressure on the water resources of the volcanic mountain Jebel Marra, where the water reserves are vast. But that causes even more tensions. Despite everything there are enormous reservoirs of underground water in Darfur, but there is a problem, how to get to it. That is why Tomo Križnar and Klemen Mihelič (humanitarian organization H.O.P.E.) want to raise enough money for the transportable drilling device with which the people of Darfur could replace wells, which are being bombarded by government solders on a daily basis.

Innocent people are losing their voices in their cry for help

To prevent the worst, some of us ‘’small people’’ decided to establish a humanitarian foundation. We got to the heart of the problem and achieved ‘’the impossible’’. With the help of mini cameras we stopped the rapes and violence against women and children of Darfur in a large part of the region. The problem is enormous though and this is only a small victory. That is why now we are striving to ensure a safe access to water for the people of Darfur. Until recently they could get safely to it at night, but then the government of Sudan introduced a new tactic and started to bombard water resources even at night. If the people want to access the water resources safely, they need a drilling device with which they could drill for new wells.

Slovenia is the voice of the oppressed in Darfur

‘’With small cameras from Slovenia more than 20.000 people in Darfur become members of the peace mission,’’ ensures the humanitarian coordinator of the rebel groups Suleiman Jammous, who has visited Slovenia again. MMC Interview with the leading members of the rebels of Darfur.