"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights."
Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948

HIGHLIGHTING HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN SUDAN AND SUPPORTING THE SUDANESE COMMUNITY IN THE UK

  • Since 2003, the government of Sudan has been attacking and killing its citizens in Darfur, causing an estimated 300,000 deaths.

    The UN assesses that a further 3 million Darfuris are now living in harsh conditions in camps, unable to return to villages that have been destroyed. The violence continues with almost daily bombings.

    A small number of Darfuris have fled, coming to the UK to seek asylum and protection from the regime that has systematically targeted them simply because of their ethnicity.

  • Article 1 is a human rights charity whose aims are:

    • To help asylum seekers from Darfur and other parts of Sudan to  navigate the UK’s complex immigration process
    • To collaborate with the British government and relevant organisations to improve the UK’s policy and procedure for Sudanese asylum seekers
    • To inform decision-makers and the public about the human rights situation in Sudan
    • To raise awareness of Darfur and Sudan amongst the public
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“You must be like a grain of sand in the eye of the decision-makers. Remind them constantly of their international legal obligations. Never let them forget that they have an obligation to act when massive human rights abuses and genocide take place.” Juan Mendez, former UN rapporteur for genocide