On Aug. 8, 2016 opposition groups in Sudan, under the umbrella group, the Sudan Call, signed the Road Map agreement that was set to pave the way for peace in Sudan.
Despite the signing of this foundational document, the Sudan Government and the SPLM-N could not agree on the next step of the peace process, which was a cessation of hostilities agreement.
The hangup was on humanitarian access into the conflict areas. SPLM-N compromised from their original position to presenting 80% of Humanitarian aid to come cross lines within Sudan and 20% of aid to come cross border from Ethiopia. The Sudan government stood firm, that all aid must come to the conflict area through Khartoum. The talks collapsed on August 14 with no sign of an compromise in the future.
The people of Sudan are overcoming two of the greatest challenges facing humanity today: war and genocide. Operation Broken Silence is working to accelerate their ability to generate lasting change through storytelling, education, advocacy, and emergency relief programs.
With the peace process not making any progress at the moment, it's important for us to continue assisting the Sudanese directly. Here's 3 ways you can help:
1. Support The Yida Photography Exhibit. In May of 2016, Operation Broken Silence commissioned talented photographer Katie Barber to document life in Yida Refugee Camp as part of our organization’s efforts to use media for social change in Sudan. Katie captured over 4,000 photos and several hundred of them have been pre-selected for a traveling photography exhibit our organization is raising funds to build. LEARN MORE »
2. Fundraise For Our Emergency Relief Program. Since 2012, Operation Broken Silence has been funding emergency relief missions into an isolated corner of the Nuba Mountains that is off the beaten path of what few emergency relief efforts exist. You can start an online fudnraisinge page to support these efforts. START FUNDRAISING »
3. Give Monthly. You can pitch in a couple of bucks each month to our emergency relief program by joining Civilian Protector, our monthly giving program that brings sustainability to our programs. We also give you some cool perks for joining. START GIVING MONTHLY »