Next Friday, March 16, United to End Genocide is sponsoring a day of action in response to the escalating crisis in Sudan.
Half a million people are at risk of starvation right now because Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir – a war criminal wanted for genocide – is employing the very same tactics to kill, displace, and starve civilians in South Kordofan and Blue Nile that he used and is still using in Darfur.
So you may be saying, “Yeah, but what can I do about it?” The idea is to get the eyes and ears of Congress and the White house, in order to have them do something: Stop Weapons of Mass Starvation.
How? By holding small gatherings throughout the country. People are doing a variety of things to gather attention.
Steve Robert in Muncie, Indiana is holding a presentation on Sudan. Ayesha Quirke in Miami, Florida is doing 24 hour hunger strike to raise money for United to End Genocide. Heather Dorsey in Reno, Nevada is holding a small gathering where folks will call Congress/White House through United to End Genocide’s hotline: 1-800-GENOCIDE.
There’s still time to organize your own day of action in solidarity with the people of Sudan and demand immediate action to address the food emergency. Download our event guide. Need help? Contact us.
The international community’s failure to respond early enabled Bashir to murder 300,000 people in Darfur – we can’t let him do it again. The United States must immediately do everything in its power to stop Bashir from using starvation as a weapon against civilians.