They are actually sending UN troops into Darfur to help combat the genocide!
How fantastic is this?
One part of me had tears welling up when I heard the decision announced on the news this evening. It really is about time something is done.
Unfortunately, another part of me is wondering how effective it will be in ending the genocide. UN troops were in Rwanda when the genocide happened and that did nothing. Granted it's a different situation since governments were actually denying genocide back then, but the UN has been widely criticised as being powerless.
Will the genocide in Darfur end? We'll just have to wait and see.
In the meantime, let's just celebrate the fact that the world has finally decided to do something.