Darfur Consortium members urge stronger international action in support of UNAMID

(New York, December 19, 2007) Several members of the Darfur Consortium were today among 35 NGOs who issued a joint report detailing how the government of Sudan has been obstructing deployment of the joint AU-UN hybrid force in Darfur (UNAMID). The report points out that UNAMID is being set up to fail and calls on the international community, and in particular the Security Council, to take stronger action to ensure that UNAMID is able to deploy effectively.