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Our Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by OBS Team on December 11th, 2018

Our staff chimes in with some of their favorite gift ideas this holiday season that will leave a lasting impact in Sudan. 

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December 2018 Renewal High School Update

Posted by Mark Hackett on December 7th, 2018

In 2018, Operation Broken Silence launched the Stand For Education Campaign, a fundraising movement focused on building the Renewal High School in Yida Refugee Camp, South Sudan. This marks the first update concerning the high school and is about how your fundraising and giving has put plans ahead of schedule. 

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Partner Spotlight: Volunteer Odyssey

Posted by Audrey Tetzeli on December 6th, 2018

Every now and then, we bring you a story from our movement about how our supporters and partners are engaging with our mission in Sudan.

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#StandForEducation This Holiday Season

Posted by OBS Team on November 13th, 2018

Every holiday season, we celebrate our birthday by highlighting one of the incredible programs we support in Sudan. Learn more about this year's campaign: the most important one we've ever launched. 

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October 2018 Endure Primary School Update

Posted by Mark Hackett on October 24th, 2018

In 2015, Operation Broken Silence launched the Endure Campaign, a fundraising movement focused on sponsoring the Endure Primary School in Yida Refugee Camp, South Sudan. This is an update on how your fundraising and giving is leading to real results at this special school. 

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Partner Spotlight: Christ Church and CMDS

Posted by Mark Hackett on October 5th, 2018

Every now and then, we bring you a story from our movement about how our supporters are engaging with our mission in Sudan.

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: October 4, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on October 4th, 2018

Every week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. Here is this week's news round up:

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Supporter Spotlight: Lauren Berry and Sarah Greenspon

Posted by Audrey Tetzeli on October 3rd, 2018

Every now and then, we bring you a story from our movement about how our supporters are engaging with our mission in Sudan.

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: September 27, 2018

Posted by Mark Hackett on September 27th, 2018

Every week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. Here is this week's news round up:

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The Difference Between Sudan and South Sudan, Explained

Posted by Mark Hackett on September 25th, 2018

We know geography can be confusing. Here's the 101 on Sudan and South Sudan. 

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: September 13, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on September 13th, 2018

Every week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. Here is this week's news round up:

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Yida Photo Exhibit Showing At Christian Brothers University Results

Posted by Scovia Rushing on September 11th, 2018

Last week, the Yida Photography Exhibit was at Christian Borthers University for another public showing! Here are the results.

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: September 7, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on September 7th, 2018

Every week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. Here is this week's news round up:

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Good People Good Beer 2019 Final Details

Posted by Audrey Tetzeli on September 1st, 2018

Everything you need to know for our favorite event of the year, all in one place. 

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: August 30, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on August 30th, 2018

Every week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. Here is this week's news round up:

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August 2018 Heart of Nuba Update

Posted by OBS Team on August 24th, 2018

In October 2016, Operation Broken Silence launched the Heart of Nuba Campaign, an online fundraising movement focused on supporting Mother of Mercy Hospital in the war-torn Nuba Mountains of Sudan. This is a brief update from Dr. Tom about the hospital and your progress so far.

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: August 23, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on August 23rd, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. Here is this week's news round up:

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You've Raised $1,000,000!

Posted by Mark Hackett on August 20th, 2018

Our movement just raised its first $1,000,000 for life-changing programs in Sudan! Learn more.

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Join The Stand For Education Campaign

Posted by OBS Team on August 17th, 2018

Join the campaign to jumpstart a new high school in Yida Refugee Camp, South Sudan. 

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: August 16, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on August 16th, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. Here is this week's news round up:

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: August 9, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on August 9th, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. Here is this week's news round up:

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: August 2, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on August 2nd, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. Here is this week's news round up:

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Organizational Letter To The Senate Majority Leader On H.R. 3030

Posted by Mark Hackett on August 1st, 2018

We join 61 other organizations in calling on the Senate for expedited passage of the Elie Wiesel Act, H.R.3030.

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Weekly Sudan News Roundup: July 26, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on July 26th, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. Here is this week's news round up:

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: July 19, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on July 19th, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. Here is this week's news round up:

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Elie Wiesel Act Passes House of Representatives In Landslide Vote

Posted by Mark Hackett on July 18th, 2018

Yesterday morning, the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2017 passed the House of Representatives yesterday by a vote of 406-5.

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Elie Wiesel Act To Be Considered In House Of Representatives

Posted by Mark Hackett on July 16th, 2018

An update on the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (H.R. 3030).

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: July 12, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on July 12th, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. Here is this week's news round up:

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July 2018 Endure Primary School Update

Posted by Mark Hackett on July 6th, 2018

In 2015, Operation Broken Silence launched the Endure Campaign, a fundraising movement focused on supporting the Endure Primary School in Yida Refugee Camp, South Sudan. This is an update on how your fundraising and giving is leading to real results at this special school. 

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: July 5, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on July 5th, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. Here is this week's news round up:

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Good People Good Beer 2018 Results

Posted by on June 28th, 2018

Here are your results from the 6th annual Good People Good Beer Gala. 

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Elie Wiesel Act Passes Out Of Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Posted by Mark Hackett on June 26th, 2018

An update on the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (S.1158).

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Tennessee GSIS Students Launch New & Improved Campaigns

Posted by OBS Team on June 22nd, 2018

The University of Memphis serves as the host of the Governor's School for International Studies, which takes place on the U of M Campus each year during the month of June. This year we partnered with the some of the birghtest students on two of our campaigns. 

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Good People Good Beer 2018 Final Details

Posted on June 4th, 2018

Everything you need to know for our favorite event of the year, all in one place. 

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Operation Broken Silence Named a Top Growing Nonprofit by Classy

Posted by OBS Team on May 30th, 2018

Operation Broken Silence has been recognized on the Classy 100, an annual list of the top 100 growing nonprofits on the Classy platform.

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State Department Religious Freedom Report Cites Lack of Progress in Sudan

Posted by Mark Hackett on May 29th, 2018

Every year, the U.S. Department of State releases the International Religious Freedom Report. This unique document examines the status of religious rights, legal protections for religious minorities, and more in countries around the globe.

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59 Organizations Call On Senator Corker To Support The Elie Wiesel Act

Posted by Mark Hackett on May 29th, 2018

Legislation that would empower U.S. policies to help prevent mass atrocity crises is stalled in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Senator Corker can change that. 

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: May 24, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on May 24th, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. 

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: May 3, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on May 3rd, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. 

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Earlybird Ticket Sales To Good People Good Beer End April 30

Posted by OBS Team on April 24th, 2018

Earlybird ticket sales to our annual beer tasting gala are comign to an end on April 30! Register now!

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Kendra Scott Benefit For Sudan Results

Posted by Audrey Tetzeli on April 19th, 2018

Your results from our one-night partnership with Kendra Scott. 

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6 Reasons To Get Your Beer Gala Tickets Right Now

Posted by Audrey Tetzeli on April 11th, 2018

June 16, 2018 marks the 6th year for our annual beer tasting event that supports our life-changing education program in Sudan. Here's 6 reasons you should go ahead and get your tickets right now:

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April 2018 Endure Primary School Update

Posted by Mark Hackett on April 2nd, 2018

In 2015, Operation Broken Silence launched the Endure Campaign, an online fundraising movement focused on supporting a school in Yida Refugee Camp. This is an update on how your fundraising and giving is leading to real results on the ground. 

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March 2018 Heart of Nuba Update

Posted by OBS Team on March 30th, 2018

In October 2016, Operation Broken Silence launched the Heart of Nuba Campaign, an online fundraising movement focused on supporting Mother of Mercy Hospital in the war-torn Nuba Mountains of Sudan. This is a brief update about Dr. Tom, the hospital, and your progress so far. 

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: March 29, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on March 29th, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. 

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: March 22, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on March 22nd, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to empower the Sudanese people. 

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: March 15, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on March 15th, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Stand For Education

Posted by on March 2nd, 2018

A lack of funding for education in Yida Refugee Camp is keeping thousands of children from returning to classrooms. It's time to join together. It's time to Stand For Education.

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: February 22, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on February 22nd, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Global Fundraising & Giving Update

Posted by Audrey Tetzeli on February 21st, 2018

A few months ago, we announced the arrival of a new feature on our site that allows supporters in 130 countries to donate or fundraise for our programs in their native currency. Here's an update on how it's going. 

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February 2018 Endure Classrooms Update

Posted by Mark Hackett on February 5th, 2018

In 2015, Operation Broken Silence launched the Endure Campaign, an online fundraising movement focused on supporting a school in Yida Refugee Camp. This is an update on how your fundraising and giving is leading to real results on the ground. 

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: February 1, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on February 1st, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Meet Us At The #DownlineSummit

Posted by Audrey Tetzeli on January 30th, 2018

Coming to the 2018 Downline Summit in Memphis, TN? Swing by our table to meet us!

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: January 25, 2018

Posted by OBS Team on January 25th, 2018

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Thanks For Fundraising In 2017

Posted by Mark Hackett on January 10th, 2018

Thank you so much for fundraising for the Sudanese people in 2017! 

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Thanks For Making 2017 An Amazing Year

Posted by Audrey Tetzeli on January 9th, 2018

Thank you so much for supporting our work in 2017! Here are a few highlights from the year, as well as how you can get involved in 2018!

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December 2017 Heart of Nuba Update

Posted by OBS Team on December 15th, 2017

In October 2016, Operation Broken Silence launched the Heart of Nuba Campaign, an online fundraising movement focused on supporting Mother of Mercy Hospital in the war-torn Nuba Mountains of Sudan. This is a brief update about Dr. Tom, the hospital, and your progress so far. 

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: December 1, 2017

Posted by OBS Team on December 1st, 2017

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Everything You Need To Know About #GivingTuesday

Posted by on November 21st, 2017

Giving Tuesday is next week! Here's everything you need to know. 

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Building A Global Movement: Our Next Big Step

Posted by Audrey Tetzeli on November 16th, 2017

We've taken another important step forwards in our efforts to empower the Sudanese people through the building of a global movement. Learn more. 

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: October 12, 2017

Posted by OBS Team on October 12th, 2017

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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September 2017 Heart of Nuba Update

Posted by OBS Team on September 26th, 2017

In October 2016, Operation Broken Silence launched the Heart of Nuba Campaign, an online fundraising movement focused on supporting Mother of Mercy Hospital in the war-torn Nuba Mountains of Sudan. This is a brief update about Dr. Tom and your progress so far. 

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Yida Photo Exhibit Showing At University of Memphis Results

Posted by on September 19th, 2017

Last week, the Yida Photography Exhibit had another public showing! Here are the results. 

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: September 7, 2017

Posted by on September 7th, 2017

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Experience Yida at the University of Memphis

Posted by on August 30th, 2017

The Yida Photography Exhibit is coming to the University of Memphis from September 11-15, 2017! Learn more and get involved.

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August 2017 Endure Classrooms Update

Posted by Mark Hackett on August 18th, 2017

A brief update from our school in Yida Refugee Camp. 

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: August 17, 2017

Posted by on August 17th, 2017

Most weeks we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: August 3, 2017

Posted by on August 3rd, 2017

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: July 27, 2017

Posted by on July 27th, 2017

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: July 20, 2017

Posted by on July 20th, 2017

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Weekly News Round From Sudan: July 6, 2017

Posted by on July 6th, 2017

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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June 2017 Endure Classrooms Update

Posted by Mark Hackett on June 1st, 2017

A brief update from our school in Yida Refugee Camp. 

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May 2017 Heart of Nuba Update

Posted by on May 30th, 2017

A brief update on your fundraising efforts for Mother of Mercy Hospital.

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Weekly News Roundup From Sudan: May 19, 2017

Posted by on May 19th, 2017

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Org Support Statement For Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act

Posted by Mark Hackett on May 18th, 2017

This is a statement of support for the Elie Wiesel Act from dozens of recognized national and state-based nongovernmental organizations.

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Weekly Sudan News Roundup: May 11, 2017

Posted by on May 11th, 2017

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Weekly Sudan News Roundup: April 13, 2017

Posted by OBS Team on April 13th, 2017

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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April 2017 Endure Classrooms Update

Posted by OBS Team on April 4th, 2017

A brief update on how your fundraising and donations are supporting education efforts in Yida Refugee Camp. 

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Weekly Sudan News Roundup: March 31, 2017

Posted by on March 31st, 2017

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Yida Photo Exhibit Showing At Jay Holcomb Center Results

Posted by Mark Hackett on March 20th, 2017

Last week, the Yida Photography Exhibit was at our offices in Memphis, TN for the first private showing! Here are the results.

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Weekly Sudan News Roundup: March 17, 2017

Posted by on March 17th, 2017

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Weekly Sudan News Roundup: March 10, 2017

Posted by on March 10th, 2017

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Weekly Sudan News Roundup: March 2, 2017

Posted by OBS Team on March 2nd, 2017

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Yida Photo Exhibit Showing At First Evangelical Church Results

Posted by Mark Hackett on February 28th, 2017

Last week, the Yida Photography Exhibit was at First Evangelical Church in Memphis, TN for the first public showing! Here are the results:

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Recurring Donor Update

Posted by on February 5th, 2017

This Spring we will be rolling out major updates to Civilian Protector, our recurring donor program. Here's what you need to know!

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Weekly Sudan News Roundup: February 2, 2017

Posted by OBS Team on February 2nd, 2017

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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3 Ways To Support Sudanese Refugees

Posted by OBS Team on January 28th, 2017

The rights of refugees are under attack due to the Trump Administration's refugee ban. Here's what you can do about it.

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Decision To Lift Sudan Sanctions Is Premature

Posted by Mark Hackett on January 15th, 2017

The surprise decision by the Obama administration to lift Sudan sanctions is neither based in the reality of the situation on the ground nor the historical context of how the Sudanese dictatorship operates. 

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A Look Back On 2016

Posted by OBS Team on December 29th, 2016

2016 was a hard year for the Sudanese, but change in Sudan is still inevitable. 

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Weekly Sudan News Roundup: December 15

Posted by OBS Team on December 15th, 2016

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Weekly Sudan News Roundup: December 8

Posted by OBS Team on December 8th, 2016

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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A Time To Mourn

Posted by Mark Hackett on December 1st, 2016

Today we received word that a Sudanese individual who assisted in one of our previous films has been killed in South Sudan. 

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Weekly Sudan News Roundup: November 25

Posted by OBS Team on November 25th, 2016

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Weekly Sudan News Roundup: November 17

Posted by OBS Team on November 17th, 2016

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Weekly Sudan News Roundup: November 3

Posted by OBS Team on November 3rd, 2016

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan.

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Weekly Sudan News Roundup: October 27

Posted by OBS Team on October 27th, 2016

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Weekly Sudan News Roundup: October 20

Posted by OBS Team on October 19th, 2016

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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Weekly Sudan News Roundup: October 6

Posted by OBS Team on October 6th, 2016

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you. We also provide a few opportunities you can take to stand with the people of Sudan. 

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New Report Cites Chemical Weapons Attacks In Darfur

Posted by OBS Team on September 29th, 2016

Amnesty International says that children are among more than 200 people estimated to have been killed by Sudanese government chemical weapon attacks in Darfur.

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Weekly Sudan News Roundup: September 29

Posted by OBS Team on September 28th, 2016

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you.

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Weekly Sudan News Roundup: September 21

Posted by OBS Team on September 21st, 2016

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you.

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Bashir Regime Continues To Reject Outside Aid To South Kordofan & Blue Nile

Posted by Mark Hackett on September 20th, 2016

In its latest stalling tactic to ensure the continuation of violence, the Sudanese dictatorship is once again refusing to allow official outside aid into the Two Areas. 

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Weekly Sudan News Roundup

Posted by OBS Team on September 14th, 2016

Each week we gather important stories and updates from Sudan and consolidate them in one place for you.

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U.S. Government Responds To Arrests And Intimidation of Darfuris

Posted by OBS Team on August 15th, 2016

The United States is gravely concerned about the Sudanese government’s ongoing detention of at least 15 Darfuri individuals, including one Sudanese national employee of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID).

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Latest OCHA Sudan Humanitarian Bulletin

Posted by OBS Team on August 14th, 2016

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) cites conflict in Jebel Marra, Darfur as primary reason for uptick in forced displacements this year. And more. 

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Will U.S. Envoy's Visit To Darfur Lead To Needed Policy Changes?

Posted by OBS Team on July 30th, 2016

On July 27-28, 2016, the United States Special Envoy for Sudan Donald Booth visited displaced populations in Darfur to assess the humanitarian situation and better understand local opinions on the national peace efforts. Read more.

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Human Rights Abuses In Sudan: April 2016

Posted by OBS Team on June 11th, 2016

During the month of April 2016, SUDO (UK)’s network of human rights monitors have reported and verified 98 incidents of human rights abuses across Sudan involving 12 Sudanese states. A further five reports were also submitted concerning three instances of ethnic violence, killing 18 militia members on all sides, a report on the arrival of approximately 236 families displaced from the fighting in Jebel Marra to three IDP Camps situated in Marshang locality, South Darfur, as well as the appalling humanitarian conditions faced by South Sudanese refugees in East Darfur.

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Film Announcement

Posted by OBS Team on June 4th, 2016

We just wrapped up production of our 4th documentary film about the crisis in Sudan. Here’s some early unedited photos from location.

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Sudan Government Displaces 2,000+ Civilians in Blue Nile

Posted by OBS Team on May 20th, 2016

A brief update from Sudan. 

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Bipartisan Group of 120 Lawmakers Call on President Obama to Keep Sudan Humanitarian Crisis a High Priority

Posted by OBS Team on May 19th, 2016

On May 4, 2016, a bipartisan group of 120 members of Congress called on President Obama to re-prioritize peace, accountability and protection of civilians in Sudan during his final year in office.

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Power of Sudan's NISS Continues To Grow

Posted by OBS Team on March 10th, 2016

A new report highlights the growing power of Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS).

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Memphis 20<30 2016

Posted by OBS Team on January 21st, 2016

This is the seventh year of the Memphis Flyer's annual 20<30 issue, and this year's crop of young movers and shakers is, as usual, a diverse and impactful group. They are taking on the city's major issues — poverty, transportation, education, civil rights, and medical research. They are enriching the city with their work in music, art, fashion, agriculture, and business.

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Sudan Update: December 2015

Posted by OBS Team on December 23rd, 2015

A brief update on news coming out of Sudan.

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Up To 173,000 Recently Displaced In Darfur

Posted by OBS Team on October 28th, 2015

A brief Sudan update.

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The A.U. South Sudan Report Is Finally Here

Posted by OBS Team on October 28th, 2015

A long-delayed African Union report on the crisis in South Sudan has finally been released and sheds new light into the blurry opening days of the conflict. 

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We're Featured in Voice A Story Magazine

Posted by OBS Team on August 31st, 2015

Operation Broken Silence and the story of Sudan is being featured in Voice A Story Magazine!

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UN Extends Life of Darfur Peacekeeping Mission

Posted by Mark Hackett on June 30th, 2015

Yesterday, the UN Security Council unanimously approved a one-year extension of the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan's western Darfur region. Learn more. 

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Back To Square 1

Posted by Mark Hackett on March 18th, 2015

As targeted violence continues to spread across the periphery regions of the country, the government of Sudan wants the United Nations peacekeeping force in Darfur to close up shop. Learn more. 

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Our Latest Documentary Film Featured on WMC Channel 5

Posted by OBS Team on December 20th, 2014

Our Executive Director recently joined the WMC-TV Action News 5 team here in Memphis to talk Sudan, our mission, and our latest documentary film. Watch the full interview here.

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