What Happened to the Save Darfur Coalition?

A decade ago, this was the cause du jour, today, no one is paying any attention

Alyson Chadwick
4 min readJun 14, 2024

Maybe it’s a factor of how old I am but I remember when the world cared about Darfur. Celebrities spoke out, there were concerts, protests, the works. Started in 2004, Save Darfur became United to End Genocide. The most recent posts I can find from them is from 2018. Shows how long their attention span is. Genocide remains a problem around the globe and Sudan has descended into what can only be described as hell.

What’s the deal with Sudan?

On April 15, 2023, fighting broke out between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) plunging the nation into a nearly unimaginable crisis. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum identified the country as sitting on the precipice of a full genocide. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has made a formal determination that both sides are committing crimes against humanity.

Senators Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) and James Risch (R-ID) and Representatives Michael McCaul (R, TX-10) and Gregory Meeks (D, NY-5) have introduced companion resolutions to help end the violence in Sudan in the Senate (S.Con.Res.24) and the House (H.Res.982).

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Alyson Chadwick

I am a sports and news junkie, writer and comedian. I spent at least one lifetime working in politics. http://bit.ly/3HcFKGb