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                                                      PRINTER'S NO. 1785

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA


SENATE RESOLUTION

No. 301 Session of 2006


        INTRODUCED BY A. WILLIAMS, MAY 2, 2006

        INTRODUCED AND ADOPTED, MAY 2, 2006

                                  A RESOLUTION

     1  Urging the President and the Congress of the United States to
     2     bring humanitarian assistance and lasting peace to the Darfur
     3     region.

     4     WHEREAS, Darfurians are enduring systematic massacre, rape
     5  and starvation; and
     6     WHEREAS, The Government of the Republic of the Sudan has
     7  supported and assisted Arab Janjaweed militia in a campaign to
     8  burn villages and kill or displace black Africans of Darfur; and
     9     WHEREAS, Some 1.8 million displaced Darfurians live in camps
    10  in Darfur; and
    11     WHEREAS, Hundreds of thousands of Darfurians have fled into
    12  Chad as refugees; and
    13     WHEREAS, These displaced populations survive only where
    14  international humanitarian assistance is available; and
    15     WHEREAS, Continuing ethnic violence and the continuing
    16  presence of government-backed militias in rural areas keep these
    17  displaced persons from returning to their homes; and
    18     WHEREAS, Without international support for African Union

     1  peacekeepers and intervention to stop the atrocities, up to 1
     2  million people could die in Darfur by the end of the year;
     3  therefore be it
     4     RESOLVED, That the Senate of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
     5  urge the President and the Congress of the United States to
     6  bring humanitarian assistance and lasting peace to the Darfur
     7  region; and be it further
     8     RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to
     9  the President of the United States, to the presiding officers of
    10  each house of Congress and to the members of Congress from
    11  Pennsylvania.













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