by Michael dEstries
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george clooneyAfter successfully organizing the celebrity-fueled and incredible “Hope For Haiti” telethon, George Clooney is now getting ready to travel back to the war-torn region of Darfur.

He says, “I’m on my way there… There are a lot of problems going on. The North-South agreement is falling apart.”

That agreement, signed five years ago, officially ended the war between North and South Sudan; though reports of violence have continued. More than 2.5 million people were turned into refugees as a result of the conflict, with 200,000-400,000 civilians killed.

Clooney’s concern that Sudan could once again slip back into war is warranted. Back in December, 10 charities issued a report warning that the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) was in danger of failing, noting that the implementation of the most contentious provisions of the CPA have failed to be implemented.

The actor was last in the region in March of 2009 — and has vowed to use his celebrity to draw as much attention to the atrocities there as possible. To find out more on how you can help, visit his official charity, Not On Our Watch, here.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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