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photo by jon nicholson

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Don Cheadle

George Clooney

Matt Damon

Brad Pitt

David Pressman

Jerry Weintraub

 

Drawing upon the voices of cultural leaders to protect and assist the vulnerable, marginalized, and displaced.

 

Not On Our Watch is a federally registered 501(c)3 charity.

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last update: june 10th, 2010

june 10th, 2010

Board Members George Clooney and John Prendergast Joint Op-Ed: "U.S. must help stop Sudan's slow-motion war"

"The largest conventional war on the face of the earth in 2011 will occur in Sudan unless bold diplomacy led by the U.S. prevents it. The most dangerous tripwire will be in seven months, when southern Sudanese will vote to determine whether the South splits off and forms a new country. Some ruling party officials don't want to give up the oil-rich South without a fight. Southerners spilled a great deal of blood to win the right to opt out of Sudan, and they will keep fighting until they have their own state. The last North/South war that ended in 2005 cost more than 2 million lives, and the Darfur conflict in Sudan's West has claimed over 300,000 more. Massive death tolls are the result of war tactics — principally by the government — that target civilians. Communities throughout Sudan have fought an authoritarian government to share in the country's power and wealth."

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april 20th, 2010

Not On Our Watch Grant to U.S. Fund for UNICEF to Reduce Maternal Mortality in Southern Sudan

Not On Our Watch has awarded the U.S. Fund for UNICEF a grant of $250,000 to support an innovative program to reduce maternal mortality in Southern Sudan. The grant will provide motorcycle ambulances and improved maternal health care in five states of the Southern Sudan region, including Western Equatoria, Lakes, Jonglei, Western Bahr El Ghazal, and Central Equatoria.

 

“As the situation in Sudan grows increasingly unstable, it is imperative that the international community take action to help those most vulnerable,” said Not On Our Watch co-founder Matt Damon. “The maternal mortality rate in South Sudan is one of the highest in the world. We are proud to help UNICEF as they work to save lives, especially during this critical period.”

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NEWS

last updated december 2nd, 2009

december 2nd, 2009

Zimbabwe economy to grow 4.7% in 2009

"Zimbabwe will see better-than-expected economic growth of 4.7 percent this year, ending a decade of financial ruin, Finance Minister Tendai Biti said Wednesday in his first annual budget speech."

december 1st, 2009

Millions could miss Sudan elections - observers

"Millions of voters could be left out of Sudan's first elections in 24 years because of a failure of authorities to persuade more people to register for the poll, international observers said on Tuesday."

december 1st, 2009

Sudan youth seek once-in-a-lifetime change

"Discontented young Sudanese are campaigning for change in what will be for many the first multi-party elections in their lifetime, urging the opposition to unite against President Omar Hassan al-Bashir."

november 30th, 2009

US blasts Sudan over Darfur peacekeeper harassment

"The U.S. envoy to the United Nations sharply criticized Khartoum on Monday over a U.N. report that accused the Sudanese army of harassing and threatening international peacekeepers in Darfur."

november 13th, 2009

Suu Kyi to Release ‘Procedure for the Nation’

"Detained Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is soon to release a statement reportedly offering constructive guidelines for a better future in Burma, her party spokesperson said."

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