Speaking on the humanitarian situation in Sudan, Ambassador Susan Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, said:"Let me be clear. This is not a made up crisis, as the representative of Sudan would have you believe. On the contrary, this is a very real and urgent crisis of his government's own making. President Bashir and his government are responsible and must be held accountable for each and every death caused by these callous and calculated actions. The Sudanese government made this decision and owns its consequences."