The ongoing conflict in Sudan between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and Rapid Support Forces (RSF) has left over 14,600 people killed nationwide and over 8 million people displaced including nearly 2 million of them seeking refuge in neighbouring countries.

The people of Sudan feel forgotten amidst the spiralling violence across the country, where parties to the conflict are causing untold death and destruction.

Caught in the middle of fighting, they have no food, water, or access to medical services, and with limited internet, civilians have no access to information about safe passage or where to find medicine.

The warring parties have fought their war for a year with little regard for human rights and international humanitarian law.

People are being killed inside their homes, or while desperately searching for food, water, and medicine. They are caught in crossfire while fleeing and shot deliberately in targeted attacks. Women and girls, some as young as 12, have been raped and subjected to other forms of sexual violence by members of the warring sides.

Nowhere is safe.

The response from international community remains woefully inadequate.

Sign the petition to demand the Australian Government takes action to protect civilians in Sudan.



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Our Petition

Hon Tim Watts MP 
PO Box 6022, 
House of Representatives, 
Parliament House,
Canberra ACT 2600


Dear Hon Tim Watts MP,

I write with deep concern about the developments in Sudan over the last year. More than 14,700 people have been killed, including in deliberate and indiscriminate attacks on civilians. Approximately 10.7 million people have been displaced by the conflict, marking it as the world’s largest internal displacement crisis. At least 14 million children — half the country’s children — require humanitarian assistance.   

The flow of heavy weaponry into the country enables actors on both sides of the conflict to commit violations against the people of Sudan.

With so many lives at stake, it is clear that urgent action is needed to prevent further atrocities and loss of life. I urge you to:

  • Increase humanitarian aid for those who have sought refuge in Sudan's neighbouring countries, as well as for internally displaced individuals, especially women and girls who are vulnerable to sexual violence.
  • Work with other donor countries to scale up humanitarian assistance, including through local Emergency Response Rooms and other mutual aid groups led by Sudanese civilians.
  • Call on the United Nations Security Council to extend the existing arms embargo to the whole country and not only to the Darfur region and ensure it is fully implemented. This will disrupt the flow of weapons and contribute to reducing civilian suffering.
  • Demand Sudan’s regional and international partners to pressure the warring parties to protect civilians and allow unhindered humanitarian access. The international community has not exerted sufficient pressure on the warring parties to stop violating the human rights of people caught up in this war. The African Union, in particular, has not displayed the required level of leadership, nor taken concrete actions that match the scale and gravity of the conflict.
  • Support evidence collection, documentation efforts, and accountability measures in Sudan including through the UN Fact-Finding Mission for Sudan, the International Criminal Court, and any future credible accountability process within Sudan.   

I implore you to protect civilian lives by taking swift action to increase humanitarian assistance, support accountability measures, and call for a stop to the flow of deadly arms into Sudan.  

Yours sincerely,

[Your name]