Libya Update: Reports of Qaddafi’s Death

The Libyan Prime Minister has announced the death of Libya’s former leader, Muammar el-Qaddafi. Qaddafi was wanted for crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court and stood accused of directing deadly attacks against civilians in his country stemming back to mid-February of this year. This news comes following reports that the city of Sirte […]

President Obama Sends 100 US Special Forces advisors to assist African countries in actions against the Lord’s Resistance Army

By Krista McCarthy President Barack Obama sent a letter to the US House of Representatives and Senate on Friday, October 14th, announcing plans to send 100 US Special Forces advisors to Uganda, South Sudan, Central African Republic and Democratic Republic of Congo.  The advisors will advise the militaries of these countries in countering the rebel […]

UEG Director of Policy Briefs Congress on Crises in South Kordofan and Blue Nile in Sudan.

Director of Policy and Government Relations for United to End Genocide, Daniel Sullivan, testified yesterday in a hearing before Members of Congress on the increasingly dire situation in Sudan.  The hearing titled “First Hand Accounts of Violence and IDP/Refugee Problem in South Sudan’s Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile regions”, was held by the Tom Lantos […]

Impending Food Crisis in South Kordofan and Blue Nile

Civilians in South Kordofan and Blue Nile are on the verge of a potential food crisis. Next month’s harvest is expected to fail due to the disruption of the major crop season as a result of attacks by the Government of Sudan and fighting between Bashir’s forces and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army- North (SPLA-N). […]

US Special Envoy for Sudan, activists bring violence in Sudan to the attention of Congress

By Krista McCarthy On Tuesday, October 4th 2011, US Special Envoy to Sudan Princeton Lyman testified before the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights in a hearing titled “A Comprehensive Assessment of US Policy Toward Sudan”. Ambassador Lyman was joined by John Prendergast of the Enough Project, emancipated slave Ker Aleu Deng, […]

Syria: Security Council Fails to Pass Resolution as Death Toll Climbs

Today, the United Nations raised its count of people killed in Syria unrest to at least 2,900. This announcement comes days after a failed attempt by the United Nations Security Council to pass a resolution to address the ongoing violence. Double Veto by Russia and China Prevents Security Council Action on Syria On Tuesday night, […]

Letter to Members of the Security Council on Syria Resolution

This afternoon, United to End Genocide and seven other human rights organizations sent the below letter to members of the Security Council urging them to take strong formal action on the ongoing atrocities in Syria. The Security Council is negotiating on a draft resolution on Syria that may be voted as early as the end […]

Protests and Violence in Yemen Continue to Escalate

The past week has seen the situation in Yemen deteriorate rapidly. The government and opposition paramilitaries are turning to increasingly violent means in their dealings with one another at the same time as the government continues to target unarmed protestors.  The upsurge in violence was precipitated by the return of President Ali Abdullah Saleh to […]

Obama’s UN speech misses opportunity to warn of continued violence in Libya and Sudan

In his speech before the UN General Assembly on Wednesday September 20th, President Obama spoke of the continued challenge of creating “peace in an imperfect world.” Aspects of the President’s speech were welcomed by the genocide prevention community. In particular, Obama spoke of the realization that “peace is more than the absence of war” and […]

Violent Confrontations between Government and Opposition in Yemen

In a pattern typical of the regimes challenged by Arab Spring demonstrations, Yemen has used violence against its own people in a desperate bid to stay in power.  This week, the violence escalated as the government opened fire on protestors and launched an intense military offensive against defected General Ali Mohsen and his men. Since […]

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