George Clooney Is Headed Back To Darfur
After 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.