From Lamis Idris, MCN Policy Intern <[email protected]>
Subject Sudan Solidarity Message from MCN’s Spring 2023 Policy Intern
Date April 24, 2023 7:41 PM
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Sudan Solidarity Message from MCN’s Spring 2023 Policy Intern, Lamis Idris.

Assalamu Alaykum and Greetings,

As many of you know, there is currently a civil war impacting our Muslim brothers and sisters in Sudan. As a first-generation Sudanese American, my parents immigrated to the U.S. in 1994 amidst economic instability in Sudan. They came to provide my siblings and me with a better life than they had. Their struggles have motivated me to dedicate my life to social justice causes and advocate for the Sudanese people.

Today I write to plead for your help and raise awareness of the ongoing conflict that is impacting my family and hundreds of thousands of our Muslim brothers and sisters in Sudan.

On April 15th, 2023, Sudanese families living in Khartoum and other major cities in Sudan woke up to intense gunfire, and booms of battle. Since then, the violence hasn't stopped. Over 400 people have died, and more than 3,700 injured. The electricity and water systems are down, and 70% of hospitals are destroyed and out of oxygen. Food and medical care are scarce, the streets are filled with corpses and people are unable to relocate.

The violence, which started due to power struggles between the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and the Sudanese Army, continued through Eid Al Fitr when people are supposed to be in the spirit of joy and celebration.
I ask you to please pray for Sudan, donate to organizations on the ground, and call on the U.N, U.S and African reps to take action!

You Can #KeepeyesonSudan by Calling on Your Reps to Act Now:
The US Secretary of State, Anthony Bilken To demand the Sudanese Army and the RSF to cease fire immediately, condemn the acts of violence.
The U.S. Ambassador to Sudan, John Godfrey To advocate for a U.S rescue and evacuation plan, especially for the 16,000 American Citizens in Sudan.
U.S. House and Senate Foreign Committees - To schedule a hearing on ways the U.S. can help in putting an end to the violence and promote peace and democracy in Sudan. Allocate funds for humanitarian assistance.
The U.S State Department - To extend Sudan’s TPS status and help evacuate the more than 16,000 Sudanese Americans currently in Sudan.
The United Nations Commission of Human Rights - To schedule a special session to address this conflict, send aid and call for a ceasefire.
The African Union and its Chairperson, Azali Assoumani - To demand that Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo stop their armies from ruthlessly shooting down buildings, putting innocent civilians at risk.

Please heavily consider these desperate requests, and proceed with agency and action. Thank you for your continued support and advocacy in amplifying Sudanese voices. Scroll down for donation links and email templates.

Lamis Idris, MCN Policy Intern
NYU Class of '25

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I am desperately pleading with you to support International humanitarian organizations that are sending aid such as medical supplies, food, clothing, shelter supplies, volunteers, and doctors

List of Humanitarian Organizations you can Donate to:

Doctors without Borders ([link removed]*dp21v8*_ga*MjA1Njc1MTQ4My4xNjgyMDQ0MTgw*_ga_C7EW6Q0J9K*MTY4MjA0NDE4MC4xLjEuMTY4MjA0NDIzNi4wLjAuMA.&mc_cid=4c14dc3b1e&mc_eid=UNIQID.)

Sudanese American Physicians Association ([link removed])

International Committee of the Red Cross: Support Sudan today ([link removed])

Islamic Relief Worldwide ([link removed]*sgt9ur*_ga*MTQwNDczNDg5MS4xNjgxOTEyNzky*_ga_PYJL878TTC*MTY4MjA0NDMyOC4zLjAuMTY4MjA0NDMyOC42MC4wLjA&mc_cid=4c14dc3b1e&mc_eid=UNIQID.)

Please pray for the Sudanese people and pray that they are protected by the mercy of Allah as they try to survive this test. The Sudanese people are strong and resilient, but they desperately need our support right now. Women and children are scared for their lives, pregnant women do not know where they will give birth, the sick do not know where they will get oxygen, and hundreds of thousands of families do not know what their next meal will be. Unlike you and I, the Sudanese people welcomed the cherished holiday of Eid Al Fitr with the sound of gunfire and horrifying screams.

May Allah grant us all peace and stability.

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