One of the most shocking pieces of information coming out of Sudan this week is the estimate by Save the Children that approximately 35,000 children have been displaced by the attacks on Abyei. Many of these children have been separated from their families, and now join the ranks of the other 5 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Sudan.

I highly suggest you check out the article in the Washington Post co-authored by George Clooney and John Prendergast, “Dancing with a Dictator” within which the to two emphasize their concern that Abyei may very well turn into the next Darfur. It is definitely a volatile time in Sudan, and one the international community needs to turn their attention toward.

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