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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


May 3, 2015 Sister James Marie Gross
May 2, 2015 Kathryn Segal
Apr 29, 2015 Susanne Tinley
Apr 29, 2015 DENNIS BROOKS
Apr 29, 2015 Sandra Jesionek
Apr 28, 2015 laural ball
Apr 28, 2015 Bambi Magie
Apr 28, 2015 Marcia Foster
Apr 28, 2015 Esta Maltz
Apr 23, 2015 Thomas Kurtz Compassion is always the key...
Apr 17, 2015 Christina Michael
Apr 16, 2015 izzy Presley
Apr 16, 2015 Ursula Dorsch
Apr 15, 2015 Jan Powell
Apr 10, 2015 MARIA SIMAO
Apr 8, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Apr 8, 2015 V. Truong
Apr 7, 2015 Dawn McBee Not to discount children in other countries, but here in the usa people, children, vets are homeless & hungry! MAKE A STAND ALL TOGETHER!
Apr 4, 2015 Darryl Warner BOTH REFUGEES AND AID WORKERS NEED PROTECTION.
Apr 2, 2015 Elizabeth Snyder~Baldonado
Apr 1, 2015 chenie kaur
Mar 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 29, 2015 Debra Buhring
Mar 27, 2015 Kelly Inviere
Mar 26, 2015 Judi O'Connor
Mar 26, 2015 Jan Bueker
Mar 20, 2015 l severin
Mar 19, 2015 Diane McCoy
Mar 18, 2015 anna halkaidsi
Mar 16, 2015 Justine Rehak
Mar 14, 2015 Sarah Dyson
Mar 10, 2015 yvonne garcia rice
Mar 10, 2015 Samantha Jordan
Mar 9, 2015 guglielmo lanzilli
Mar 8, 2015 Kathy Aprile
Mar 5, 2015 Karin Borjesson
Mar 5, 2015 Darren Masters
Feb 28, 2015 Gerhard Duwe
Feb 27, 2015 Elisabete Fonseca
Feb 26, 2015 Lisa Siebern
Feb 24, 2015 Criss Sledge
Feb 22, 2015 Elise Lobdell Please protect all civilians!
Feb 21, 2015 Crystal Kimmel
Feb 20, 2015 Rachael Pappano
Feb 19, 2015 Larry Branson
Feb 19, 2015 Eric Millard The Sudanese have suffered so much. The US and UN must do everything in their power to provide them protection and relief and help the Sudanese rebuild their lives, wherever they now find themselves.
Feb 16, 2015 Manuel Davila Rodriguez
Feb 10, 2015 emilio leone
Feb 10, 2015 Elaine Heathcoat
Feb 10, 2015 Susan Armistead

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