The United States and the international community have struggled for almost two years to implement a force to protect civilians and improve security in Darfur. The United Nations Secretary General, the African Union and the European Union must act to finish what we started by intensifying the diplomatic pressure now on Sudan to allow the UNAMID force into Darfur.

Time is not on the side of the many innocent men, women and children who are desperate for a reprieve from the violence and misery that is Darfur.  We can act now, or be witness to a slow, painful and embarrassing humanitarian catastrophe.