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Emergency Hearing on Sudanů Ethnic Cleansing, Humanitarian Crisis in Sudan

Contact: Jeff Sagnip, 202-225-3765; chrissmith.house.gov 

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- Ethnic cleansing and a new humanitarian crisis in Sudan will be the topic of a congressional hearing Thursday to be held by Congressman Chris Smith (NJ-04), chairman of the House congressional panel that oversees international human rights and African issues.

The Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights will hear testimony from humanitarian organizations working in Sudan who will detail the crisis, including killings and mass displacement. The hearing, entitled "Southern Kordofan: Ethnic Cleansing and Humanitarian Crisis in Sudan," will expose ethnic cleansing of the Nuba people from this area of Sudan, and how the crisis will negatively impact the new nation of South Sudan created only last month.
 
Who:    
Congressman Smith, Chairman of the human rights subcommittee on the Foreign Affairs Committee; other members of the committee; 
 
Witnesses are:
Bradford Phillips, President, Persecution Project
Rt. Reverend Andudu Adam Elnail, Bishop, Anglican Diocese of Kadugli, Sudan
Dr. Luka Biong Deng, Ph.D., President, Kush Inc.
 
When:   
Thursday, Aug. 4 @ 10 a.m.
 
Where:  
2172 Rayburn House Office Building on the first floor.