Sudan Emergency Relief
A government shutdown has had devastating effects on the daily lives of the Sudanese people.
Bodies are being dumped in the Nile River. Shops are closed and streets are unsafe, making basic necessities— such as food and medicine— very hard to find.
UMR is working swiftly to provide medical aid, food, and water to the people in Sudan. We must act now to provide much needed assistance.
In December, protests broke out in Sudan after an economic crisis emptied bank machines and forced the government to triple the price of bread. What started as a fight for bread prices soon morphed into a nationwide movement, resulting in President Omar al-Bashir being ousted. On June 3, the military council in Sudan tried to disperse the pro-democracy protesters in Khartoum by opening fire on the crowds and killing over 100 people, according to local doctors.
- Sudanese security forces brutally cleared a protest camp in Khartoum in the early hours of June 3
- The Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors has estimated the death toll at 118 people as of June 12. Unfortunately, figures are rising!
On June 3, the military unit in Sudan tried to break the protests of the revolutionaries in Khartoum by opening fire on the crowds and killing over 100 people, according to local doctors.
One of the first victims of the massacre was 26-year-old engineer Mohamed Mattar.
Mattar was allegedly fatally shot by the Sudanese paramilitary Rapid Support Forces during the 3 June attacks. He was reportedly trying to protect two women at the time.
His favourite colour was blue, prompting a social media movement where the users turned their Twitter and Instagram profiles blue to honour his memory.
Using the hashtag #BlueForSudan, thousands of users have since joined the movement, including US singers Rihanna and Demi Lovato, who have shared statements of support with protesters.
There is much darkness in our world right now with daily pain, anguish and suffering.
2.2 billion people around the world are living below the poverty line and there has been a rise in those affected by conflict and natural disaster. Millions continue to flee danger, forced to leave their homes and families far behind.
844 million people don’t have access to clean water.
Without your help we are unable to save these innocent lives who are struggling to survive every day. Join our hands again this Ramadan to serve humanity and create a significant impact in the lives of millions around the world!
United Mission for Relief & Development is providing solutions such as building water wells, hand pumps and distributing water bottles in cases of emergency.
Started in 2015, UMR’s well dig project has led to the construction of 225 hand pumps, water wells, and deep wells in Cambodia, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Current countries for well dig projects are Kenya, Somalia, and Pakistan.
With your generous contributions, UMR has implemented nearly $275 million in aid to over 7 Million people worldwide.
Yet, there are still millions of people in need of support all over the world. With your generosity, we can work BETTER TOGETHER!
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