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Sudan has an extremely high population displacement rate, yet protection of civilians and the humanitarian workers who assist them is lackluster at best. Widespread insecurity, banditry, and kidnappings terrorize displaced persons and aid workers alike.

The United States and the United Nations have the power to help these displaced people in Sudan. That's why we're telling UN Ambassador Samantha Power to prioritize the safety and security of displaced Sudanese and humanitarian aid workers in and around Sudan.

The displaced people of Sudan are counting on us. Please, write Ambassador Power and remind her of the plight of over three million displaced Sudanese, and ask her to protect them and the humanitarian aid workers who assist them.

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Dear Ambassador Power,

Over three million Sudanese civilians are internally displaced or living as refugees. We urge you to continue exercising US leadership at the UN Security Council to address their urgent needs and help prevent further displacement of civilians in Sudan. The UNSC must improve security for displaced people of Darfur.

We therefore encourage you to work through the UNSC to:

· Improve UNAMID's effectiveness in protecting civilians;
· Improve protection for aid workers, as operations in Darfur are increasingly threatened by widespread insecurity;
· Support work by aid and UN agencies to improve IDP livelihoods, as well as their voluntary return once safe conditions emerge; and,
· Monitor the extension of UNMIS's protection mandate, noting attacks by the Lord's Resistance Army and increased interethnic violence in the South; and,

Sudan's refugees in eastern Chad, Eritrea, and Ethiopia also require urgent attention. The UNSC must ensure security and aid for these refugees.

We urge you to:

· Ensure the UNSC monitors the security situation in refugee camps;
· Support preparations by the UN, aid groups and local governments to address security gaps.

The US and the UNSC must prioritize the human rights of Sudanese refugees seeking safety in Egypt, the US and elsewhere.

We call on the Obama administration to work to improve the situation for Sudanese refugees who resettle in the U.S., and often receive inadequate support after they arrive. The administration should develop a plan to resettle more Sudanese in the US, assist in the integration of refugee communities into American society, and continue financial and diplomatic support for UNHCR to help protect refugees.

As advocates, we welcome your leadership in working to end the conflict in Darfur and support peace and justice in Sudan. We are hopeful that with your leadership as the US representative to the UNSC, we can work together to help better the lives of Sudanese civilians and create an environment of peace and justice in Sudan.

**The Hunger Site is a member of the Save Darfur Coalition.

Petition Signatures


Sep 29, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Sep 27, 2016 Loretta Andrade
Sep 26, 2016 Roxanne Pranger
Sep 26, 2016 Alexis Malek If you have the power, ability, and resources to help, and it sounds like you do, then it is the right thing to do. I hope you will decide to do the right thing and help support and protect these Sudanese civilians.
Sep 24, 2016 Susan Ellis I stand with the displaced Sudanese. If it is possible, I would suggest that they shelter in place so that they can return their homes and lives. If this is impractical, then I urge all who wish to be Americans to be allowed to do so.
Sep 22, 2016 Charmaine MacDonald
Sep 21, 2016 Denise Plymale
Sep 17, 2016 sarah makins
Sep 16, 2016 Robert Stroud
Sep 16, 2016 cindy stein
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Sep 15, 2016 Virginia Dempsey
Sep 13, 2016 John & Martha Stoltenberg
Sep 13, 2016 Kim Holec
Sep 13, 2016 Maria Kanuk
Sep 12, 2016 Nina Domergue
Sep 9, 2016 Marilyn Martin
Sep 8, 2016 Naomi Laver
Sep 6, 2016 Dat Tran
Sep 6, 2016 Venice Rembold
Sep 3, 2016 Martina Dinale
Sep 1, 2016 Ken Stein
Sep 1, 2016 Keith D'Alessandro
Sep 1, 2016 Beverly Leath
Aug 29, 2016 claudia May
Aug 29, 2016 Kathleen Parsons
Aug 28, 2016 Claudia Moorman
Aug 23, 2016 Karl Hoermann
Aug 20, 2016 Patricia Henderson
Aug 19, 2016 Mayara Andressa
Aug 16, 2016 Esmè Evans
Aug 9, 2016 Veronica Cox
Aug 9, 2016 Diana Noel-Labieniec
Aug 9, 2016 Diane Arnal
Aug 6, 2016 Leslie Hussey
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Aug 2, 2016 Natalie Bieniarz
Jul 27, 2016 Al DeRoy
Jul 20, 2016 Elena Volodina
Jul 20, 2016 Isabela Calin
Jul 17, 2016 Marga Childs
Jul 16, 2016 Debra Wilhoit
Jul 12, 2016 Andrea Rematore
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