On June 3, in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, paramilitary forces violently attacked peaceful protestors who had been demonstrating as a way to demand a civilian-led government since early April. The attack resulted in a death toll that is now estimated to be over 100, with hundreds more injured.
The attack on the weeks-long sit in at the capital was the most violent action the country had suffered since earlier this spring. On April 11, Omar al-Bashir — Sudan's president of the last 30 years — was overthrown from power by frustrated citizens who had been subjected to decades of dictatorship. This has resulted in a country reckoning with chaos, dealing with nationwide internet shutdowns and communication issues, presenting a challenge for Sudanese people to inform the rest of the world of the events as they develop.
Within the past week, as word has spread and more violence has ensued, there have been valiant efforts made by supporters to organize ways for people to provide relief in any way possible. Today from 4-7 p.m. in New York City, there will be a call-to-action at The Africa Center (1280 5th Avenue. New York, NY 10029) to “get up-to-date information, come up with impactful ways to take action and facilitate a space for healing,” according to the center’s official website. RSVP’s for the event are limited and will operate on a first come, first serve basis, but there will also be a livestream for those who cannot make it physically. RSVP here, and check out the links below to learn other ways to stay informed and to help in these challenging times:
Recognize the RSF (Janjaweed Militia) in Sudan as Terrorist Organization
Help Sudan Topple Africa's Oldest Dictatorship
Go FundMe: UK Emergency Medical Aid for Sudan
Go FundMe: Medical Needs for Army HQ Sitin.
Petition: “The UN must investigate the 3rd of June human rights violations in Sudan by the Military”