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
Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART)
Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) – Working in Sudan to help change lives since 1950
Nuba Now campaign
- Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party
David Cameron MP
A war in Two Areas of Sudan, Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile States, started in June 2011 between the Government of Sudan (GoS) and the Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement/Army-North (SPLM/A-N). In the aftermath of the independence of South Sudan, the Republic of Sudan retaliated against the people of the Two Areas, who had stood with Southern Sudanese during the second civil war that ended in 2005 with the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA).
Aerial bombardment and ground fighting in the last year have caused half a million people to be displaced with over 200,000 refugees fleeing to neighbouring countries. The conflict has also caused the loss of land, a failed harvest, and the destruction of properties in the Two Areas. Many of those displaced survive today by eating leaves and wild fruits, without clean water or medicine, hiding in caves and forests; an increasing number of them do not survive.
Humanitarian access and assistance to the Two Areas has been denied by the Government of Sudan since the beginning of the conflict.
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 mean many civilian lives are at risk.
We are asking you to take assertive diplomatic action towards the Government of Sudan. This is urgently required to allow for humanitarian access and assistance to all affected areas and to prevent more Sudanese people from dying in the coming months.
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