The situation in Blue Nile and South Kordofan is dire. There is an immediate need for humanitarian aid and civilian protection. Recently, John Prendergast and George Clooney published a piece in TIME “Famine as a Weapon: It’s Time to Stop Starvation in Sudan.” Act for Sudan urges you to use this article as an opportunity to contact Members of Congress. Here are two ways to act for Sudan:
I hope you will read the important opinion piece which was published by TIME this week, “Famine as a Weapon: It’s Time to Stop Starvation in Sudan,” by actor George Clooney and John Prendergast at the Enough Project: http://ti.me/uMbgG7
As the editorial powerfully communicates, the government of Sudan is using food as a weapon of war in its military offensive against Sudanese citizens.”Those left behind in …..places like Blue Nile, South Kordofan, Abyei, and Darfur — are subject to a regime whose war tactics break every international law on the books. But two war crimes in particular — aerial bombing against civilians and blocking humanitarian aid — are leading to the biggest killer of all: famine,” Clooney and Prendergast write.
I hope, as a leader in Congress and as a powerful voce for the marginalized people of Sudanese, you will call upon the Obama Administration to impose a no fly zone along the North South border that would open a corridor from the South for emergency humanitarian assistance, which would halt forced starvation that is now taking place as the world stands by.
Tweet and Facebook the article to Secretary Clinton, and key members of the House and Senate committees who focus on foreign affairs:
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton:
Chairman John Kerry:
Ranking Member Richard Lugar:
Chairman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen:
Ranking Member: Howard Berman:
Dear [insert @twittername], pls read @TIME’s “Famine as a Weapon: Time to Stop Starvation in #Sudan.” Then ask WH to act. http://ti.me/uMbgG7
Suggested Facebook Message (please tag the target):
Dear [@target], I hope you will read the important opinion piece which was published by TIME this week, “Famine as a Weapon: It’s Time to Stop Starvation in Sudan,” by actor George Clooney and John Prendergast at the Enough Project: http://ti.me/uMbgG7. I urge your to contact the Obama Administration to impose a no fly zone and open a corridor from the south for emergency humanitarian assistance.