from RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan
KHARTOUM, (CAJ News) – FUNDS are being raised to support journalists uncovering the tragedy in Sudan as the country’s slides into genocide.
Avaaz, a global campaign network, is mobilizing the funds through donations from the public.
“This isn’t about ‘making a donation’ it’s about funding action to prevent genocide. Together we can amplify Sudan’s silent scream, waking world leaders before it’s too late,” the organisation stated.
Avaaz reports that over 27 towns have been massacred in recent weeks.
Thousands have been slaughtered.
But as journalists are hunted down or blocked from the country, mass atrocities are hidden from the news, and the world does almost nothing, the network added.
Over 300,000 people died in the Darfur genocide 20 years ago.
Avaaz has identified a “sleeping network” of Sudanese journalists, ready to report from the frontlines.
“They can drag hidden horrors into the light but first they need funding to operate in a literal war zone.”
“We can provide it, along with photographers, fact-checkers, and targeted political pressure to shatter the silence. You’d also be supporting Avaaz campaigns on human rights.”
The current crisis broke out in April between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces.
– CAJ News