Monday, February 6, 2012

Sudanese People Need Your Advocacy Now

Dear Friends,

Please tell the Obama Administration that waiting is not an option for the people of Sudan, as their government masses its armed forces to attack Sudanese civilians and blocks humanitarian aid.

Recent satellite imagery shows that the government of Sudan is massing its armed forces in preparation for a full-scale military assault on the Nuba people in South Kordofan.   Hundreds of thousands of civilians are at imminent risk, with evacuation routes blocked by Sudan’s army.  This grave threat is compounded by the government of Sudan’s continuous blockade of humanitarian assistance since June 5, 2011.

If you think racism is bad in the USA, it’s worse in Sudan.   Genocide has its roots in the deep divide between the light skinner Arabic peoples who control the government in Khartoum and the Black Africans in the South. 

US Ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, recently stated, “If there is not a substantial new inflow of aid by March, the situation in Southern Kordofan will be “one step short of full- scale famine.”

With another major attack imminent, the Obama Administration must lead and take action, unilateral if needed, to save lives immediately. Time has run out for dialogue and negotiations with Omar al Bashir’s genocidal regime in Sudan that, for decades, has killed while it talks. The innocent civilians in Sudan can’t wait any longer.

Save a life! Take action now: Ask the United States to urgently take necessary steps to save lives and avoid complicity in genocide.

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