SAVE DARFUR STATEMENT ON MOVEMENT OF SUDAN REFERENDA SUMMIT TO ETHIOPIA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Inter- Governmental Authority for Development (IGAD) has decided to move its upcoming summit on Sudan’s January referenda from Nairobi, Kenya to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This decision comes in the wake of international pressure on Kenya to enforce the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Al- Bashir – who […]

ADVOCACY GROUPS URGE UNSC TO ENSURE SECURITY AND PROTECT HUMAN RIGHTS IN SUDAN

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following the reported targeting by the Sudanese National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) of displaced Darfuris who interacted with members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) during their recent visit to Sudan, leading Sudan advocacy groups including American Jewish World Service, The Enough Project at the Center for American Progress, the Save Darfur Coalition, iACT, Investors Against Genocide, […]

GROUPS LAUD SENATE ARCHITECTS OF LEGISLATION TO PROMOTE PEACE AND STABILITY IN SUDAN

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Seventeen anti-genocide and human rights organizations praised Senate Foreign Relations Chair Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.), Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.), Senator Russ Feingold (D-Wis.), Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) for introducing the Sudan Peace and Stability Act, legislation directing U.S. government action to help prevent a return to full-scale […]

ADVOCACY GROUPS PRAISE ADMINISTRATION’S STEPPED-UP LEADERSHIP ON SUDAN

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the United Nations High Level Meeting on Sudan on September 24, 2010, leading Sudan advocacy groups American Jewish World Service, The Enough Project at the Center for American Progress, Genocide Intervention Network,iACT, Investors Against Genocide, and the Save Darfur Coalition, offered this joint statement: On behalf of the hundreds of thousands of activists who have repeatedly called on […]

SAVE DARFUR PRAISES ADMINISTRATION DIPLOMACY PLAN THAT INCLUDES CONSEQUENCES AND INCENTIVES FOR SUDAN

Urges greater attention to deteriorating humanitarian situation in Darfur WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following the U.S. State Department release of a document,“Intensifying Diplomacy in the Lead up to the Referenda in Sudan,” Save Darfur Coalition’s Acting President Mark Lotwis offered this statement: “The Save Darfur Coalition applauds the Obama Administration’s release today of an intensified diplomatic strategy for […]

As President Makes Crucial Decision on Sudan, Rights Groups Advocate for ‘Powerful, Proven, Effective Policy’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sudan Now, a campaign led by a group of prominent anti-genocide and human rights advocacy organizations, is running ads in The New York Times and the Vineyard Gazette to influence the president’s decision, expected soon, on the future direction of U.S. Sudan policy. Additionally, a letter signed by 68 organizations is being sent to the president on the same topic. Both […]

SAVE DARFUR CONDEMNS SUDANESE GOVERNMENT’S INTENTION TO RELOCATE KALMA CAMP; OBSTRUCTION OF HUMANITARIAN ACCESS

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Save Darfur Coalition today issued a statement in response to Sudanese authorities’ declaration that the Kalma camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Darfur, the site of recent violent clashes between IDPs, must be relocated. This threat comes after Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s warning on Sunday that foreign organizations, including the […]

AS DARFUR VIOLENCE SURGES, OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ADDRESSES SUDAN CRISIS WITH ‘LACK OF URGENCY’

Advocacy groups outraged over drift in administration policy Download release  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Human rights advocacy organizations expressed dismay today following reports that the Obama Administration is not approaching the situation in Sudan with the urgency it demands. In a New York Times article published yesterday (“Violence Said to Be Rising in Sudan’s Darfur Region” by Neil MacFarquhar), a […]

SAVE DARFUR WELCOMES UNAMID MANDATE RENEWAL

Calls for end to deadly restrictions on peacekeeping operations Download release  WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Save Darfur Coalition welcomed the UN Security Council’s recent unanimous decision to extend the UNAMID peacekeeping force’s mandate for one year.  In particular, the coalition praised the Council’s emphasis that the force’s primary responsibility is to protect civilians in Darfur. After […]

SAVE DARFUR CONDEMNS ATTACKS AGAINST DARFURI CAMP LEADERS

Disagreements on Doha should not lead to violence WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Save Darfur Coalition condemns the recent violence between Darfuris in internally displaced person (IDP) camps, reportedly linked to disagreements over participation in the Doha peace talks. This loss of life is yet another tragedy for the people of Darfur. The coalition has and will […]

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