Mr. Speaker, the genocide by attrition in Darfur is being accelerated. It is painful, almost incredulous, that such words even need to be said. But we are beyond words.
The following urgent action must be taken:
First, a UN mandated peacekeeping force must be deployed as quickly as possible.
Second, the international community must reinforce and fund an expanded African Union mission until the UN boots are on the ground.
Third, the no fly zone already established by the UN Security Council must be enforced once and for all, so that the indiscriminate bombing and burning of villages comes to an end.
Fourth, UN sanctions against Sudanese violators must be enforced.
Fifth, Sudanese officials responsible for international atrocities must be brought to justice.
Sixth, secured humanitarian access and aid is desperately required.
Finally, an urgent summit of world leaders from the UN, the African Union, the European Union and NATO needs to be convened to implement a save Darfur action plan.
Some 400,000 have already died and 3.5 million are on humanitarian life support. When will we act?