The war in South Sudan has caused many to run from home to save their lives. However, with 1 million people displaced in camps, the fields are not being cultivated. Violence rages on, people are unable to plant their crops, and the United Nations humanitarian mission is underfunded. The clock is ticking down to starvation.
Since 2008, I have been involved in humanitarian work in South Sudan. I know and love the people of this nation, and I will not sit by and watch a preventable crisis unfold without calling on key players to act. In our modern age, famine is preventable if we, as an international community, are proactive.
Please join me in calling on American leaders to release funding to UN humanitarian mission in South Sudan immediately to help prevent a catastrophic and needless loss of human lives. The petition below (citing The New York Times) will be sent to the President of the United States and members of the Congressional Committees on Appropriations and Foreign Relations/Foreign Affairs:
We can prevent a catastrophic famine and unreasonable loss of human lives only if we act now. Please join me in this urgent call to our leaders. Sign and share this petition with all who value human life.