Crisis in Sudan: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on African Affairs of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session, May 4, 1993 (Classic Reprint) by Unknown Author (Paperback / softback, 2015)
Excerpt from Crisis in Sudan: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on African Affairs of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, First Session, May 4, 1993 The committee met, pursuant to tice, at 10 a.m. in room SD-419, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Hon. Paul Simon (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding. Present: Senators Simon, Dodd, Feingold, and Jeffords. Senator Simon. The hearing will come to order. We are meeting today on the situation in the Sudan, where 4 million people, and some estimates are higher, are at risk either because of starvation or because of the conflict in the southern part of the Sudan. The government there has been a repressive government that has t been sensitive to the human rights equation. The Ambassador from the Sudan visited me this past week and assured me that the government is ameliorating their position. I hope that is the case, and we will look for evidence of that, but it is, today, probably the place where more human beings are immediately at risk than any other place on the globe. And we want to find constructive answers. I am pleased to have as my new ranking colleague on the committee Senator Jim Jeffords of Vermont. And, let me add, I am also pleased that Senator Kassebaum, who has shown a great interest in Africa and has been the ranking member, is going to continue as a member of the subcommittee. Senator Jeffords. Senator Jeffords. Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman. I do t have an opening statement, but I would like to say that I am very pleased to be working with you here, and in other matters. It is a pleasure, over the 18 years that we have been together in Congress, to have this opportunity to be closely associated with you. I sought the ranking membership on the Africa subcommittee because I firmly believe that this is the area where we are going to have some of the more difficult problems to deal with as we move into our leadership role as the superpower and try to create the new world order, as it has been referred to. And there is question in my mind that Sudan is one of those areas which is going to be one of the most difficult for us to be able to assist, through the U.N., to find solutions to the various problems that are there. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.