Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sudan: A Question of Survival

In 2012, civilians in the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan, Sudan, were displaced after their villages were bombed by the Sudanese military and burned by Janjaweed militia. Since the government cut off all humanitarian assistance, they have been living in caves, and the Enough Project (http://enoughproject.org/reports/rapid-food-security-and-nutrition-assessment-south-kordofan) has documented severe malnutrition and starvation among children. Read their plea for help here: http://helpnuba.net/2012/11/08/an-urgent-plea-from-the-nuba-mountains/. Meanwhile, the Sudanese military has bombed villages and camps for the internally displaced in Darfur, according to Amnesty’s 2012 report on Sudan (http://www.amnesty.org/en/region/sudan/report-2012), and government forces and allied militia have engaged in sexual violence against displaced women and girls. Protecting civilians and internally displaced persons in Darfur and the south of Sudan will be the focus of a Get On The Bus 2013 action. (Find the latest Urgent Actions, reports and updates on AI’s Sudan page: http://amnesty.org/en/region/sudan).

Short VideoA Hidden Hunger: Life in the Caves of the Nuba Mountains

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