Today, 65 million people are displaced globally due to violent conflicts – the highest number in recorded human history. Last year, President Obama increased the number of refugees that the U.S. will resettle. Unfortunately, the U.S. refugee resettlement program is at risk due to insufficient funding and vocal opposition to the program. Though the number […]
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There is an urgent opportunity to ask Senator Rubio to lead on preventing genocide and mass atrocities. Today, Thursday, June 23 we are asking as many constituents as possible to take 2 minutes to call Senator Rubio’s Washington, D.C. office to urge him to co-sponsor Senate Bill 2551, the Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act. The […]
Urgent Action Needed TODAY: The conflict minerals provision, Dodd-Frank section 1502, is under attack – with a House vote scheduled in just a few hours on an amendment that seeks to dismantle all the significant progress that has been achieved to reduce the flow of money to armed groups and increase corporate transparency in Congo. […]
Senators need to hear from you, their constituents, so they know you value this humanitarian issue.
Active international pressure to promote free and fair elections in the DRC is now vital – and US policy towards Congo is failing.
On October 31st, 2014, government soldiers in Northern Darfur terrorized a village just a couple miles away from the United Nation-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) headquarters. The soldiers rounded up the villagers, beat them with their guns, and separated the men and women by force. Then the soldiers stayed until 4:00 AM the following […]
Darfuri refugees in eastern Chad are experiencing severe cuts in food rations. Of the World Food Program minimum standard of 2,100 calories per person, per day, they now only receive approximately 800 calories. In the extreme conditions that exist in this region, it is not possible for the refugees to make up the difference to […]
This action was originally posted by Enough Project President Obama will embark on an historic trip to Kenya and Ethiopia in late July 2015, providing a unique opportunity for the United States to secure regional support for pressuring the warring parties to make the necessary concessions for peace. By ending the culture of impunity that surrounds this […]
Tweet Action .@AmbassadorPower: after 6 years with @BarackObama administration, is #Darfur better off or still a #ProblemFromHell? bit.ly/1Gqv8LT Facebook Action Before you post this message to your Facebook page, please “like” the pages of both Ambassador Samantha Power and The White House. Cut and paste the message below. Retype “Ambassador Samantha Power” and “The White […]
MLK Day is a day of service, when people are called on to work together to make the lives of everyone better. Reverend King believed passionately in the power of speaking out and was willing to pay—up to the ultimate price—to use his voice on behalf of the oppressed. Today, we ask that you use […]