September 6, 2013
“As the world’s attention is focused on Syria, Bishop Andudu’s letter is a powerful reminder to President Obama that the people of Sudan continue to be plagued by government-sponsored crimes against humanity.” — Faith J.H. McDonnell, IRD Religious Liberty Director
Contact: Jeff Walton, Institute on Religion and Democracy, 202-682-4131, 202-413-5639 cell, jwalton@TheIRD.org
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ — President Obama should intervene in the ongoing conflict in Sudan, according to a prominent Anglican bishop who is also a survivor of attacks in the region.
Bishop Andudu Adam Elnail of the Nuba Mountains of Sudan sent an open letter to President Obama today asking for “prompt action to save those still alive” in the Nuba Mountains, Blue Nile and Darfur, areas of Sudan that have been under attack by the government for years.
“As a victim and survivor of genocide, I would like to remind your respected office that great effort is needed to end the deaths and displacement and restore peace to our community, which has suffered for so many years,” wrote Bishop Andudu. “Please address the humanitarian crisis in the Nuba Mountains and use your position as leader of the free world, not only to bring attention to our situation, but to cause prompt action to save those still alive.”