Sudan Crisis: How You Can Help
Stand in solidarity with Sudan by painting the internet blue and providing vital emergency aid with Penny Appeal
Mohamed Mattar was a 26-year-old engineer, whose favourite colour was a shade of deep blue; an indigo which you can now see sweeping in solidarity across social media profiles, from Dina Tokio to Demi Lovato.
Mohamed was one of the peaceful protesters who lost his life in the Sudan massacres of June 3rd; he reportedly died whilst trying to protect two women under gunfire. 118 people have died and over 700 were injured in the brutal massacre, and bodies are still being found in the River Nile.
Violence in the capital city of Sudan, Khartoum, is ongoing, with reports of tear gas attacks, beatings and sexual assaults – but with media being turned away and the internet in a near-total shutdown, it is impossible to know the true extent of the Sudan crisis.
As shockwaves ripple around the world, so too does solidarity, in the form of turning your profile blue for Sudan. The situation is heart-breaking, but there are steps we can all take to help Sudan. Going blue for Sudan helps raise awareness, and a global social media movement will encourage mainstream media not to forget the ongoing atrocities the Sudanese people face.
Penny Appeal have launched a Sudan Crisis Appeal, using our years of experience and local knowledge of Khartoum to provide fast, effective Sudan charity directly to those in desperate need.
Faced with an ongoing economic crisis starting in 2018, the prices of bread, fuel and other essential items in Sudan have sky rocked to new heights. Living conditions are deteriorating each day, and in aftermath of the massacre, the Sudanese people are left in the dark about their livelihoods, their futures and their safety.
With people struggling to afford basic necessities, food donations are crucial to help Sudan and its people in their hour of need. Help Sudan by donating a £50 Food Basket, which will provide nutritious food for a month, for an innocent family living in terror and poverty.
We cannot know the future of Sudan; but we can honour the memory of heroes like Mohamed Mattar. We can offer our solidarity by painting the internet blue, and practically help Sudan by donating to our Sudan Crisis Appeal now.
The people of Sudan are our brothers and sisters; and right now, they need our support.
Help Sudan today; donate to our Sudan Emergency appeal now and show the Sudanese people that we are blue, we are powerful and we care.
FRIDAY 14 JUN 2019