December 12, 2013 (WASHINGTON) – US president Barack Obama has been urged to provide better protection for Sudanese women and children in the conflict-affected South Kordofan and Blue Nile states as part of his “legacy on Sudan.”
Long-time human rights activist Zeinab Blandia, who is from the Nuba Mountains region, made the plea in an open letter sent to the president to coincide with international Human Rights Day on Tuesday.
The letter comes as the Sudanese government steps up aerial bombardment in several regions in Sudan as part of attempts to eradicate insurgents by 2014.
Photo Credit: A woman holds her child in a cave in Bram village in the Nuba Mountains, South Kordofan on 28 April 2012. (Photo: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters)