Sunday, 20 November 2011
Nuba Diaspora urged to mobilise and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls for "Action, not words" in Sudan
Mohammed Yassin, on behalf of Nuab Diaspora and in coalition with a number of Italian NGOs, has released an appeal to halt the violence in the Nuba Mountain region. The appeal calls on the wider Numba diaspora and INGOs to mobilise efforts to lobby the international community and Khartoum to act in order to save lives.
The document details the recent escalation of violence by the Khartoum government and lists a litany of human rights abuses directed at the people of South Kordofan, including political, cultural and social oppression. It calls on the NGO community to act now to save lives.
The appeal is an attempt to replicate, in part, the highly successful "Darfur Consortium" , a coalition of African based and/or focused NGOs who began to work together in 2004 to mobilise the general public and lobby policymakers for action in Darfur.
From their vocal condemnations, it would seem the current US administration is eager to act on Sudan; they have been overt in their calls for action on the Sudan issue. But they themselves are not acting on the issue. Former member of US Congress, Tom Andrews, writes an interesting piece on the issue in the Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tom-andrews/sec-clinton-action-not-wo_b_1100110.html, in which he lays out five simple steps the US administration could take to help end the violence.
The US Administration has consistently failed to act upon their calls for peace in Sudan.