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Today, five human rights groups--including Humanity United--distributed a joint statement on the release of the State Department’s Annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012.
Find the full text of their statement after the jump.
Ten years ago, attacks in the Darfur region of Sudan set off escalating violence that led to declarations that genocide was being perpetrated on the Darfuri people. Many thousands died and millions were displaced.
Today, human rights groups around the world are recalling the beginning of this terrible crisis and demanding that the Secretary General, the U.N. Security Council, and the the African Union take urgent and meaningful action to end the suffering of the people in Darfur and throughout Sudan.
Today, Human Rights Watch released a 39-page report, “Under Siege,” which is based on five research missions to Sudan's Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan states and to refugee camps in South Sudan. The report, and this new video featuring survivors, documents the effects of the Sudanese government’s aerial bombardment and other attacks on communities in the region.
This week, heads of state from around the world come together in New York for the annual U.N. General Assembly—addressing a variety of pressing issues, including the crisis in Sudan. Anticipating a high-level meeting this week on the issue, Humanity United and 122 other organizationsfrom across the globe recently joined together to demand the U.N. Security Council move swiftly to ensure humanitarian aid in Sudan’s South Kordofan.
One year ago today, South Sudan separated from the rest of Sudan and became an independent country. Humanity United, along with more than 150 civil society organizations, is marking the anniversary by asking leaders in both countries and the international community to choose peace and ensure that innocent civilians do not lose their lives in the midst of the turmoil that has followed independence.
Today, protests swelled across Sudan. Follow developments with these resources.
Today hundreds of protesters marched in Washington, D.C. to the Embassy of Sudan, demonstrating against the Khartoum regime's continuing refusal to allow humanitarian assistance into the Nuba mountains. Humanity United's David Abramowitz and Debi Kellerer were on the scene, and share their thoughts and pictures from the march in this post.
David is Vice President for Policy and Government Relations and Debi is Community Manager, working closely with Sudanese Diaspora.
United to End Genocide’s Daniel Sullivan and Shannon Orcutt returned this month from a two-week trip to Ethiopia and South Sudan, where they met with refugees from the crises in Southern Kordofan—a region of Sudan recently attacked by government forces. Here more about the humanitarian situation there and what's next for United to End Genocide as they answer our five questions.
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.