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This week, following the latest round of military attacks by the Government of Sudan, the Sudan Now campaign announced a new effort aimed at encouraging the U.S. Government, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), and the international community to take action to protect innocent civilians. The campaign seeks to raise awareness about the current crisis in Sudan and calls for international leaders to take immediate action.
Learn more about the latest campaign and what you can do to help.
Following a violent protest just prior to the nation’s presidential run-off vote, Liberians reelected incumbent President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf with more than 90 percent of the vote after the opposition boycotted the poll.
Meanwhile, violence escalated in South Sudan following a cross-border bombing attack by the northern government in Khartoum.
Sudan Now announced today the launch of a public campaign to raise the profile of the ongoing fight for peace throughout Sudan. The public service announcement, entitled “Be Part of the Solution,” comes at a critical time for Sudan advocacy.
(Washington, D.C.) — Sudan Now, a group of human rights and anti-genocide organizations, welcomed today’s announcement by the White House that U.S. Ambassador Princeton Lyman will be the new U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan. Ambassador Lyman recently led the U.S negotiation team dispatched to help implement Sudan’s North-South Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA).
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Seventeen anti-genocide and human rights organizations praised Senate Foreign Relations Chair Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.), Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.), Senator Russ Feingold (D-Wis.), Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) for introducing the Sudan Peace and Stability Act, legislation directing U.S. government action to help prevent a return to full-scale war in Sudan.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Obama could be deciding a severe shift in U.S. policy toward Sudan at this very moment—nearly 100 days before a critical referendum vote that could divide Africa’s largest country. An internal debate within the administration recently ended with a look toward shifting the U.S. relationship with Sudan to one that favors appeasement and incentives, instead of a balanced policy of both incentives and pressures. The policy now sits on the president’s desk waiting for his reaction, which should come in the next few days or weeks.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Sudan Now, a campaign launched by leading U.S. anti-genocide and human rights advocacy organizations, announced today the release of the latest in its series of ads targeting Obama administration officials guiding the U.S. policy on Sudan. The new ad, set to appear in Sunday’s Washington Post Outlook section, targets Vice President Joe Biden following the return of his recent trip to Africa, where he made several statements on the increasingly dangerous situation in Sudan. The country faces a vote on southern secession in January 2011, which could trigger Africa’s largest civil war.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) took a stand for Sudan at a May 12th hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The Senators demanded more direct involvement from Secretary Clinton and Ambassador Rice regarding implementation of the U.S. Sudan policy. The U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan, Maj. Gen. Scott Gration (Ret.), testified at the hearing, avowing that he has everything he needs to get the job done. “You need increased leverage,” Senator Kerry, Chairman of the SFRC, told the Special Envoy.
In response, Sudan Now is using the social advocacy power of Facebook to pressure President Obama to task Secretary of State Clinton and Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice with implementing U.S. policy in Sudan, including the Obama administration’s promised consequences and pressures on all parties for backsliding away from peace and towards a return to full-scale, national war.
Why the U.S. Must Bring Pressure to Head Off Full-Scale War
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A return to full-scale war can be headed off, say eight leading anti-genocide and Sudan advocacy organizations, but only if the Obama administration quickly implements its policy to pressure parties who are backsliding on benchmarks crucial to a durable peace in Sudan. The Obama administration has stated that the parties in Sudan would be held accountable and incentives and pressures would be deployed in response to their measure of progress or backsliding on the ground.
State Department officials’ leadership needed to guide Obama administration’s stalled policy on Sudan
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following this month’s flawed national elections in Sudan, a group of anti-genocide and human rights organizations is calling on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice to increase their oversight of the faltering U.S. policy on Sudan. The organizations are making the call as part of the Sudan Now campaign, which is running a series of print ads beginning today in the Washington Post and Washington Express, and in Politico on Wednesday.