Letters: Europe and Darfur
|International Herald Tribune, 22 Mai 2006|
Javier Solana ("Stabilizing Darfur," Views, May 20) is right in saying that Europe has been at the forefront of efforts to end the conflict in Darfur. But there is much more that Europe can and should do to fulfill the international community's responsibility to protect the people of Darfur.
Specifically, European member states must take all necessary measures to overcome Sudanese obstruction and ensure that a UN peacekeeping force is deployed to Darfur by Sept. 30, when the mandate of the current African Union force expires. And, most important, they must commit their own troops to the UN mission. Only then may we begin to see an end to the ongoing atrocities in Darfur.
Nick Grono, Brussels Vice president for advocacy and operations, International Crisis Group