RTSD is proud to partner with Christian Solidarity International, Save The Children, Doctors Without Borders, Amnesty International, The Secret Sari Dress Campaign, Jewish World Watch, Genocide Intervention Network, American Jewish World Services, Students For Free Tibet and other organizations dedicated to promoting freedom.
Below please find information about our chief partners and praise for the work the RTSD has done to help these vital organizations.
Christian Solidarity International - Slave Liberation
“Thank you Rock To Save Darfur for your generous donations that have helped free hundreds of slaves and for the awareness that you have created about our critical work. We value our partnership as we continue to work to free all the slaves in the Sudan.”
——Dr. John Eibner, CEO Christian Solidarity International
Rock To Save Darfur has established an earmarked Sudan slave liberation program with CSI. For each $50 donated, CSI can free a slave. To date, Rock To Save Darfur donations have resulted in hundreds of slaves being freed.
CSI has documented the slave liberations with photographs and documentation of the free slaves that include the name of the person, what village they were kidnapped from, the date they were kidnapped, where they were taken to, the name of their master, how they were treated and the date they were liberated. The freed slaves are holding this documentation in the photographs on our website.
Black Christians and Animists from the South of Sudan have been victimized by the Arab Muslims in the North of Sudan for centuries. Over the last thirty years, Christian Solidarity has been helping persecuted Christians in Sudan and around the world.
From 1989-2005, a civil war was waged by the Islamic dictator President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on behalf of the Northern Arab Muslims against the Southern African Christians and Animists. During the Sudan civil war over two million people were slaughtered and four million displaced from their homes. It was a systematic component of Sudan’s military policy to kidnap and enslave Black Christians and Animists in the South.
In 1998, CSI began working with local Dinka tribal leaders as well as other Africans and Arab activist, to identify and liberate slave in the North of Sudan. With an sophisticated and expansive underground railroad, approximately 100,000 men, women and children have been liberated.
Since the end of the civil war, the North has ceased enslaving more people. However, according to the government of Sudan, there are still over 35,000 slaves in the North. CSI is dedicated to continuing its vital work until all the slaves are free.
In addition to the slave liberation campaign, CSI also provides food, water, seed and medicine to the liberated slaves as they return to their villages and reclaim their lives.
On July 14, 2008, the Chief Prosecutor at the International Court of Justice, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, issued an arrest warrant against Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir. He accuses the 64-year-old dictator of genocide and crimes against humanity. It is the first time that the International Court of Justice in The Hague has indicted an incumbent head of state.
In April 2019, a peoples’ uprising of Arab Muslims, Black Muslims of Darfur and Black Christians toppled the government of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir. The peoples’ movement continues.
On August 5, 2019, an interim coalition government comprising of the pro-democracy movement and the military was established. Free elections are scheduled to take place in three years.
For more info: www.csi-usa.org.
Save The Children – Humanitarian Relief
‘On behalf of Save The Children’s Board of Trustees, I am pleased to present Rock To Save Darfur a Supporter Card as a vital partner in our lifesaving and life-changing work on behalf of children around the world. I have also attached a special Results Report which details some of our recent emergency relief efforts made possible with the help of your financial support and abiding concern for children in crisis situations. Both the Supporter Card and Results Report have been prepared for you, one of Save The Children’s most important partners, in recognition of all you do to help us reach children where they are most vulnerable. You are a true friend to children in need.’’
—-For the children, Charles F. MacCormack, President and CEO, Save The Children
Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world. For 75 years, Save the Children has been helping children survive and thrive by improving their health, education and economic opportunities, and in times of crisis, mobilizing rapid life-saving assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters.
RTSD donations have been utilized for Save The Children’s Health Clinic and Nutrition Center in El Genenia, at the Krindig Internal Displacement Camp providing food, medicine and vaccinations as well as school supplies at the Um Dawien Girls School. Contributions also helped provide water from a borehole.
For more info: www.savethechildren.org.
Doctors Without Borders – Health Care
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters, or exclusion from health care in more than 70 countries.
Each year, MSF doctors, nurses, logisticians, water-and-sanitation experts, administrators, and other medical and non-medical professionals depart on more than 4,700 aid assignments. They work alongside more than 25,800 locally hired staff to provide medical care.
In emergencies and their aftermath, MSF provides essential health care, rehabilitates and runs hospitals and clinics, performs surgery, battles epidemics, carries out vaccination campaigns, operates feeding centers for malnourished children, and offers mental health care. When needed, MSF also constructs wells and dispenses clean drinking water, and provides shelter materials like blankets and plastic sheeting.
Through longer-term programs, MSF treats patients with infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, sleeping sickness, and HIV/AIDS, and provides medical and psychological care to marginalized groups such as street children.
MSF was founded in 1971 as the first nongovernmental organization to both provide emergency medical assistance and bear witness publicly to the plight of the people it assists. A private nonprofit association, MSF is an international network with sections in 19 countries.
MSF is often one of the first humanitarian organizations to arrive at the scene of an emergency. Its large-scale logistical capacity ensures that MSF emergency teams hit the ground with the specialized medical kits and equipment they need to start saving lives immediately.
Custom-designed by MSF for specific field situations, geographic conditions, and climates, a kit may contain a complete operating room, for example, or all of the supplies needed to treat hundreds of cholera patients. MSF kits and medical protocols have been replicated by relief organizations worldwide.
For more info, visit www.doctorswithoutborders.org.