Take assertive diplomatic action towards the Government of Sudan
  • Petitioned David Cameron MP

This petition was delivered to:

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party
David Cameron MP

Take assertive diplomatic action towards the Government of Sudan

    1. Petition by

      Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust

      United Kingdom


Constant aerial bombardment and ground fighting in the Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile State of Sudan have caused half a million people to be displaced. Humanitarian assistance has been denied by the Government of Sudan. Many survive by eating leaves and wild fruits, without clean water or medicine, hiding in caves and forests; an increasing number of them do not survive.

Meanwhile, 2.5 million people remain displaced from Darfur and 300,000 are living as refugees in Chad. An escalation in violence in Darfur, blocking of humanitarian aid and denial of visas to humanitarian organisations leaves many civilian lives at risk. 

Assertive diplomatic action towards the Government of Sudan is urgently required for humanitarian access and assistance.

So, in solidarity with the thousands of refugees who are fleeing their homes in Sudan, we will be walking barefoot from Lancaster Gate to Westminster at 1.30pm on 30th June to deliver this letter to the Prime Minister's office at No. 10 Downing Street.


Every day more Sudanese people are dying; please help their voices to be heard.

In association with:

Nuba Mountains Solidarity Abroad (NMSA)

Darfur Union in the UK and Ireland

Beja Congress UK

Aegis Trust

Waging Peace

Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART)

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) – Working in Sudan to help change lives since 1950

Nuba Now campaign


Recent signatures


    1. We've delivered our letter

      Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks for signing our letter!

      On Saturday, 400-500 people walked from Lancaster Gate to Downing Street. There we delivered this letter asking the Prime Minister to take more assertive action towards the Government of Sudan to ensure humanitarian access into all areas affected by conflict.

      The walk to Downing Street was supported by people from all regions of Sudan. It coincided with an international day of action following recent anti-government protests in Khartoum; the 30 June marks the 23rd anniversary of President al-Bashir taking power in Sudan. The Sudan government has vowed to crack down on protests in the country and many activists have been detained.

      @Moodizz wrote on twitter: “The most beautiful thing about London protest is that everyone is united.”

      Many walked the 6km to Downing Street barefoot in a symbol of solidarity with the hundreds of refugees who are fleeing Sudan every weeks.

      You can see a few photos by clicking on the link below.

    2. Reached 750 signatures
    3. Humanitarian access agreed by Government of Sudan!

      Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust
      Petition Organizer

      After more than a year of NGOs being denied access into conflict affected areas of Sudan, last night the Government of Sudan agreed to allow humanitarian access into Southern Kordofan (Nuba Mountains) and Blue Nile.

      You can read more here: http://www.sudantribune.com/Sudan-accepts-humanitarian,43075

      We want to make sure that the Government of Sudan allows humanitarian assistance to reach all those affected by conflict. We will therefore be changing the wording of our letter to ask David Cameron to "ensure humanitarian access and assistance to all affected areas to prevent more Sudanese people from dying in the coming months."

      We would love you to join us when we deliver the letter on Saturday. We'll be meeting at 1.30pm at Lancaster Gate (at the entrance to the park just opposite the tube station) and walking to Downing Street, arriving around 3pm.

      You can find details here: http://sudanwalkuk.wordpress.com/

      We hope to see you on Saturday.
      Thanks for your support so far.

    4. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

      • over 2 years ago

      I am shocked by the suffering of the Nuba people.

      • over 2 years ago

      Because it's the right thing to do.

    • Patricia Hardman WALLASEY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      All of the people of Sudan and South Sudan need our help and they need it now.

      • over 2 years ago

      I am signing because the world is ignoring this situation.

    • Leanne Houle PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      Because I care.


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