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eedom Quest International

            

 

Addressing the man-made causes of suffering in our world.

Mel Middleton


 

OUR MANDATE


*Researching the causes of conflict and suffering, in order to find practical solutions;

*Supporting and encouraging grass roots peace initiatives;

*Networking to promote human rights and justice for the oppressed;

*Promoting respect for the dignity and sanctity of all human life.

*Counseling and support to victims of persecution and political abuse.

*Working towards abolishing all forms of slavery and bondage

*Advocating for the rights of the vulnerable, the poor and the oppressed against tyrannical governments, exploitive commercial interests, and other abusive powers.

Freedom Quest International exists to be a voice for the voiceless. We bring the cries of the oppressed, abused, and downtrodden to the attention of people who can make a difference.

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Nearly 300,000 people have died and 2.7 million have been displaced since the Darfur conflict broke out in 2003.


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Typhoon Sendong Devastation in Iligan City and Cagayan De Oro.  Over 10,000 families suffered serious damage to their homes and livelihoods.


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FQI was founded in 1998 as a result of the failure of regional and international humanitarian communities to find solutions to the devastating suffering caused by human conflict in Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Rwanda and elsewhere. FQI has been a voice for the voiceless in a world where oppressive regimes, coupled with political constraints, political correctness, corporate control, media indolence, and antiquated notions of "neutrality" have rendered the humanitarian world impotent in ending suffering.


FQI is an advocacy organisation which has South Sudan and Sudan as its primary focus.  FQI also currently partners with other agencies providing aid and assistance to the vulnerable in both Sudan/South Sudan and the Philippines.




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Help Save the Lives of 500,000 people

Something terrible is happening to half a million people in Sudan. What is happening to them is not of their own choosing nor will it improve any time soon. In fact a large percentage of this group may die in the next months.

Below is an explanation of something you may have never heard about . . .

Perhaps as a Canadian there is something you can do about it. . .

The Sudan has been involved in a protracted 40 year long civil war since 1955. This led to a referendum and secession of South Sudan last year. This political event did not solve all the problems in North Sudan (Sudan). It left three regions (Darfur, Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan) in an ongoing conflict with the Government. These three regions all fought together with South Sudan against Sudan but are outside the borders of this new country. These regions are now fighting a revolutionary war for the overthrow and change of Government, they have no alternative.

The Government of Sudan is led by indicted war criminal Omar Bashir. He and his Arabist /Islam inspired cronies came to power in a military coup in 1989. Sudan has the second most powerful military in North Africa (next to Egypt) and Bashir uses this power exclusively and intentionally on his own people.

The Nuba Mountains are in Southern Kordofan, the home of the Nuban people. The Nuban people are black, they are Muslim, Christian and animist, but first and foremost their identity is 'Nuba'. Their homeland borders South Sudan. These are simple noble people that are living just above a Stone Age agrarian subsistence existence. Omar Bashir appointed Ahmed Haroun as Governor of Southern Kordofan in 2011, he is another war criminal indicted by the Hague International Criminal Court for his genocidal role in Darfur.

Southern Kordofan is known to be rich in minerals and oil reserves. The Government of Sudan is in financial ruin after loosing a huge portion of its revenue when oil rich South Sudan gained independence. Bashir wants the wealth of Southern Kordofan but doesn't want the people of the Nuba. It is not just about resources as there is an element of profound racism underlying the light skinned Arabist Bashir elite that despises the black Nuban's (and Darfuri's).

Since South Sudan became independent in July 2011 a five year period of relative peace ended in Southern Kordofan. This offensive unleashed the Sudan military, hired militias, jihad inspired mercenaries and the might of Sudanese Air Force helicopters and bombers. This was not conventional military action against combatants it was against the entire population. By the end of this summer over 60,000 Nubans had been driven from their homes into the Yida refugee camp several km across the border inside South Sudan.

Sudan's war plan is sinister and deliberate. The aerial bombing campaign prevents the population from planting and harvesting their crops and is intentionally timed to accomplish precisely this. Bombing has driven people into the hills hiding in caves. The rainy season is coming to an end now, the next planting season will again be thwarted by aerial bombardment. The dry season will permit the mechanized forces of Sudan to advance.

Reputable sources have documented malnutrition and starvation rates that are well beyond internationally recognized emergency levels. Over 80% of the population survives on one meal per day. Many are driven to eat grass and insects. This is only going to get worse. (Two years ago this population was food secure, they grew enough for their own consumption)

It is estimated that over 500,000 are caught in this trap.

Bashir and his Government have been pressured by the UN and African Union into several different peace agreements. Bashir and his Government know how to play the system and have well known track record. Bashir's typical pattern is to sign formal agreements and then have his minions obstruct and delay the implementation. One of the agreements he signed in early 2012
guaranteed humanitarian access and aid for the civilian populations in conflict areas. No aid has made it past Sudan Government obfuscation. If any does make it through it will be only enough to provide a glimmer of hope to continue the charade.

So what? What can be done?

The Government of Canada is working to hold Bashir accountable to internationally recognized agreements. This is plan 'A'. Everyone in the Government of Canada that follows this situation knows plan 'A' won't work, put quite simply, it is a ruse.

There needs to be a plan 'B' that recognizes God given rights, human dignity and humanitarian imperative of providing assistance for over 500,000 people being attacked by its own nefarious Government. We don't need to suggest the specifics of a plan 'B', that is for bureaucrats and your tax dollars to figure out and implement (they know what this means and what will be
required).

The only way that Canada will pursue a plan 'B' is if enough politicians hear that Canadians want a plan 'B'. It is only the politicians that can direct the bureaucracy and our Foreign Affairs to move beyond plan 'A'. If nothing changes, Bashir will play out plan 'A' and many will suffer and die as a result.

Will you write or contact your Member of Parliament? This seems complicated but can be kept to a simple message:

"Please stop the Government of Sudan from committing another genocide in Southern Kordofan. The peace agreements that have been signed are not being honored by Sudan. The Government of Canada needs to find another way to help these people."

Go online, find your MPs website and contact information, it is easy. Send them a quick email or letter (you don't have to put postage on it, just drop it into a mail box) or call their office and pass along the above message.

We live in a virtual world of social connectivity. If you feel compelled by the severity of this situation, please pass this message along to your sphere of influence and encourage others to get informed and write to their MP's also.

Write to: The Honourable John Baird (Minister of Foreign Affairs; and copy to:

MP Richard M. Harris (MP Cariboo-Prince George, and

The Right Honourable Stephen Harper (Prime Minister)


Freedom Quest International (info@freedom-quest.ca)
Box 173, Three Hills, AB, T0M 2A0; or 1601a Wood Rd, Williams Lake, BC V2G 4P1


Richard Harris (MP Cariboo-Prince George)
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6


Telephone:
613-995-6704
Fax:
613-996-9850
EMail:
richard.harris@parl.gc.ca
Web Site:*
www.dickharris.ca/
Preferred Language:
English

Constituency Office(s)
206-575 Quebec Street
Prince George, British Columbia
V2L 1W6

Telephone: 250-564-7771
Fax: 250-564-6224



Williams Lake, British Columbia


Telephone: 800-668-4282


The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, PM
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6


Telephone:
613-992-4211
Fax:
613-941-6900
EMail:
stephen.harper@parl.gc.ca
Web Site:*
www.pm.gc.ca/
Preferred Language:
English

Constituency Office(s)
1600 - 90th Avenue SW, Suite A-203
Calgary, Alberta
T2V 5A8

Telephone: 403-253-7990
Fax: 403-253-8203


The Honourable John Baird, MFA
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6


Telephone:
613-996-0984
Fax:
613-996-9880
EMail:
john.baird@parl.gc.ca
Web Site:*
www.johnbaird.com/
Preferred Language:
English

Constituency Office(s)
418-2249 Carling Avenue (Main Office)
Ottawa, Ontario
K2B 7E9

Telephone: 613-990-7720
Fax: 613-993-6501





HELP SAVE THE LIVES OF 500,000 PEOPLE