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Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:50 AM

Petition to Obama for humanitarian aid to CAR

CAR is Central African Republic - its the poorest country in Africa - one of the poorest countries in the world. Hardly anyone has every heard of it and it rarely makes the news.

Its on the edge of the news now because there is an uprising going on and rebels are approaching the Capital city Bangui. Citizens are fleeing the country in fear for their lives. In previous conflicts women have been viciously raped, homes burned, and people have starved to death in the jungle.

I posted about it in LBN: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014350269

I was pleased to read this morning that the US does have Special Forces in CAR helping local forces try to track down the Lord's Resistance Army, a rebel group which has killed thousands of civilians across four nations.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/30/car-rebels-idUSL5E8NU1M320121230

There is virtually no medical care in this country and many people will die as this rebellion takes place.

I started a petition to President Obama to increase humanitarian aid for the 5 million people of CAR.

Will you sign it? You need a White House account. http://wh.gov/QJS7

Thank you.

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 01:47 PM

1. Done.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:33 PM

3. Thank You!

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 01:49 PM

2. Kicking for anyone who cares about the struggle for democracy in Africa!

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Response to undeterred (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 08:57 PM

4. K&R. n/t

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