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Darfur crisis crosses into Chad

Please check out Refugee Crisis Grows as Darfur War Crosses a Border in the New York Times. The situation in Sudan, Uganda, Chad and the surrounding countries is complicated (as this article hints at). Now the violence in Darfur is spilling over into Chad, and that makes things difficult for people just trying to live their lives:
"We are in a very dangerous situation," Mr. Mahamat said. "What happens if there is a war in the country you are from and the country you have fled to? We are nowhere. There is nowhere for us to go."
We need to keep up on what's going on in that part of the world. God hates injustice and calls us to do something about it. We must pray fervantly for God to intercede, and we must also raise our own and others' awareness, advocate for action and support organizations who are helping the over two million displaced people in the area. If you want to know more or want to help, check out: Doctors Without Borders, World Vision, Far Reaching Ministries, Mennonite Central Committee, Uganda Christian Universities Partners and Invisible Children. Also, you can locate your congressman here, and write a letter (see World Vision's Uganda advocacy section for a sample).