Drawing upon the voices of cultural leaders to protect and assist the vulnerable, marginalized and displaced.
In an effort to help draw attention to the country’s continuing humanitarian crisis, Not On Our Watch board member Matt Damon traveled to the Zimbabwe border town of Musina on Tuesday, meeting with Zimbabwean refugees forced to flee their home country to survive. The visit follows last month's high level Not On Our Watch advocacy trip to the Darfur region with founder George Clooney.
Having recently returned from a trip to the Darfur region, Not On Our Watch board member George Clooney sat down at the White House on Feb. 23 with US President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden to discuss ending the genocide in Darfur. Clooney and Obama had previously teamed to engage on the crisis in Darfur. In 2006, they spoke at the Save Darfur Rally and later addressed the international media in a joint press conference, calling for the rapid deployment of United Nations peacekeepers to stop the carnage in Darfur.
"South Sudan's president Salva Kiir will contact Darfur's two main rebel leaders in an unusually high level attempt to persuade them to join the region's troubled peace process, his party said on Wednesday."
"Sudan’s army drove fighters from the Justice and Equality Movement from a base in the western region of Darfur yesterday, army spokesman Al Sawarmi Khaled said. The rebel movement denied the claims."
"A total of 221 people died in tribal fighting and other violence in Sudan's Darfur in June, peacekeepers said Sunday, as the region's two main rebel groups continued to shun peace talks."
"The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant on Monday for Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for orchestrating genocide in the Darfur region, where as many as 300,000 people have died since 2003."
"Recent killings in Sudan's Abyei region are intended to affect next year's referendum on independence for the south, a local official says."