With the downfall of Libyan President Muammar Qaddafi, the protests against President Bashar al-Assad’s government in Syria have intensified. Unfortunately, the Syrian government’s violence against its own citizens has intensified as well. An newly released report by local human rights groups found that more than 5,000 people have been killed since the protests began in […]
The United Nations has stated that at least 2,700 have been killed in Syria since the Assad regime’s brutal crackdown on anti-government demonstrators began six months ago. In the midst of this ongoing violence, you have an opportunity to ensure that the United States is doing everything possible to support civilian protection. Right now, the […]
Less than a month ago, GI-NET/SDC highlighted the need for the United States to ensure that Libyan civilians remain protected from harm. News from yesterday (9/13) confirms that threats to civilian safety still exist in Libya. The new findings from Amnesty International illustrate the depth of crimes committed against civilians during the Libyan conflict. In […]
Yesterday, the United Nations issued an update on the situation in South Kordofan and Blue Nile, reporting that over 155,000 civilians have been displaced by fighting in Blue Nile. Clashes between the Sudanese government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N) began on September 1st when the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) attacked the residence of […]
Fighting broke out today between the Sudan People’s Liberation Army- North and the Sudanese government forces in the state of Blue Nile. After launching recent invasions in Abyei and South Kordofan, the attack in Blue Nile is the latest in Bashir’s campaign to violently dominate the people of Sudan. According to the SPLM-N, the political […]
Armed supporters of the Libyan Transitional National Council (TNC) are closing in on the city of Sirte, Muammar Qaddafi’s hometown and political heartland. On Thursday (9/1), the TNC extended the deadline for pro-Qaddafi forces to surrender by another week. As fighting continues across Libya, combatants on both sides must refrain from targeting civilians, as well […]
The architect of the genocide in Darfur, Omar al-Bashir, is at it again – attacking the people of South Kordofan. During my recent trip to Sudan, I heard stories about families being systematically slaughtered, churches being burned and entire villages cut off from supplies of food, water, and medicine. An Anglican priest from the Nuba […]
Fears Over U.S. Silence on Libya No-Fly Zone Despite initial support for the implementation of a no-fly zone to protect civilians in Libya, the United States appeared to have pulled away from that position during the past week. This move came as a surprise to many including some of America’s closest international allies. The move […]
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