In April, Sudan’s Omar al Bashir launched a “decisive summer” military campaign throughout Sudan’s marginalized regions. In Darfur, South Kordofan/Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile the Khartoum regime has escalated bombing attacks, rebranded and legitimized the brutal Janjaweed militias as “Rapid Support Forces” operating throughout Sudan and continued to deny humanitarian aid workers access to many parts of the country, including even banning the Red Cross. At the same time, a power struggle within the ruling party in South Sudan has mutated into an armed conflict, killing thousands and displacing 1.5 million people.
Violence against civilians across Sudan has escalated to levels unseen since the height of the Darfur genocide. Pockets of famine and genocidal targeting are threatening civilians in both Sudan and South Sudan. But our political officials are largely ignoring the crisis.
We need some Decisive Action of our own. The US must significantly enhance its efforts in the areas of accountability and consequences, diplomacy and peacemaking, and aiding and protecting the most vulnerable – and you can help us get there.
Join ordinary citizens in all 50 states in our the Decisive Action Sudan campaign:
- Sign On: Sign the Decisive Action petition now. Ask Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, and National Security Advisor Susan Rice to push the U.S. Government to do what it takes to end genocide and crimes against humanity in Sudan and end the conflict in South Sudan.
- Join the Conversation: August 19th is World Humanitarian Day. Be inspired to act by participating in an hour-long live Google Hangout with Sudan experts and survivors as we discuss current events and actions. Tune in here on August 19 at 1pm PT/4pm ET and interact by asking questions.
- Lobby for Change: Join us throughout the August Congressional recess by meeting with Members of Congress in all 50 United States. Help us show our political leaders that ending the crises in Sudan and South Sudan is an urgent, priority issue. We’ll help you set and prepare for your meeting – sign up here.
Decisive Action Sudan is a collaborative campaign led by organizations working to end genocide and ethnic violence in Sudan and South Sudan. They include Act for Sudan, Carl Wilkens Fellowship, Enough Project, i-ACT, Jewish World Watch, STAND, and United to End Genocide.