Drawing upon the voices of cultural leaders to protect and assist the vulnerable, marginalized and displaced.
In the wake of Tuesday’s devastating earthquake in Haiti, Not On Our Watch has directed $1 million (USD) in emergency response funds to provide medical services for victims of the disaster. The beneficiary of the grant, Partners In Health (PIH), presently has relief efforts underway providing emergency medical care for the wounded, and is addressing the critical shortage of hospitals and care centers destroyed during the disaster.
The founders of Not On Our Watch released the following statement: “The people of Haiti are in desperate need of help. Our organization, Not On Our Watch, will do whatever it can and we know the international community will as well."
"Major conflict could return to southern Sudan unless there is urgent international action to save the peace agreement that ended one of Africa’s longest and deadliest wars, ten aid agencies warned today.
In a new report “Rescuing the Peace in Southern Sudan” – released ahead of the fifth anniversary of the signing of the peace agreement between the Sudanese government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – the agencies said a lethal cocktail of rising violence, chronic poverty and political tensions has left the peace deal on the brink of collapse."
Follow the jump for a link to the report.
"The African Union called for the International Criminal Court’s arrest warrants against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to be suspended while the continental body carries out a probe into alleged genocide in Darfur."
"There is a risk of increased instability in Sudan due to a lack of a peace deal for Darfur and a looming referendum on whether South Sudan should secede from the North, the U.N. chief said in a report released on Monday."
"A regional summit in Chad on Thursday backed Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir who is wanted for war crimes and genocide saying it rejected 'all accusations' against him."
"A Sudanese rebel group has signed an agreement to allow the UN access to its bases to check children are not being recruited as soldiers."
"Sudan's president, who faces charges of genocide and crimes against humanity, traveled to neighboring Chad on Wednesday — the first time he has risked arrest by traveling to a member state of the International Criminal Court."