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Weiner calls for 'consequential' action
on Darfur by U.N. Security Council,  Feb. 19, 2005

U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), in a brief address to colleagues in the House of Representatives, said neither the Sudan peace agreement nor the humanitarian aid coming from other countries has "prevented people from being killed, raped, torn from their homes, and left to starve in Darfur."

"People are already fighting over water due to drought and a food shortage is imminent," he said in remarks published in the Feb. 18 Congressional Record.

"The international community must take stronger action," Weiner urged. "I call upon the United Nations Security Council to pass a meaningful resolution in the coming weeks, a resolution that will be consequential in the lives of the people of Darfur. The UN has already described the situation in Darfur as 'the worst humanitarian and human rights situation in the world.' It is time they treat the situation as such."    Donald H. Harrison