Yesterday, heavy fighting in the capital of Khartoum, Sudan broke out involving armored vehicles, truck-mounted machine guns, and war planes.
The recent tensions stem from power struggle between the Sudanese military and a powerful paramilitary group called the Rapid Support Forces. The RSF, also known by the name Janjaweed, are associated with widespread atrocities for the children in women in our network — especially for our oldest ministry partners along the border of Darfur.
Disagreements over how the two militaries will be integrated and what authority should oversee the process is part of what fuels this newest conflict. Of course, major geopolitical sides are also at play, with Russia, the US, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other governments battling for influence in Sudan.
As we monitor the situation and the effects it will have for our anti-trafficking network, please join us in prayer for the people in Khartoum, for lasting peace and justice to prevail, for our food and supply shipments to arrive safely to each partner location over the next month, and for wisdom and protection for LUV’s indigenous partners in Sudan and South Sudan who work tirelessly to protect and uplift those who are vulnerable to exploitation in warzones.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. —Psalm 46:1
In times of uncertainty, we need your help more than ever to be able to respond quickly to urgent and emerging needs. Will you join us with a one-time or monthly gift that equips LUV to protect and empower children and women in conflict zones?
All new monthly donors will have the opportunity to participate in real-time updates from our African partners to learn what’s happening throughout our network during regular Zoom calls; including our next one on April 27th. Sign-up today and receive your invitation to register.
Thank you for standing in solidarity with those who are facing extreme oppression and vulnerabilities in the midst of conflict. We’ll continue to keep you posted.
Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayers.