With respect to the current critical state of Sudan, social media users everywhere are being urged to spread awareness and to speak up for help. A number of local celebrities have also joined in the cause, taking on social media to raise their voice for the mass injustice spreading in the Muslim country.
For those who are unaware of the intricacies of the situation, it all started when Sudan’s security forces opened fire on unarmed protesters at a sit-in outside military headquarters in Khartoum. The events that followed are gruesome, to say the least, with people being raped, beaten, killed and then thrown in the Nile River mercilessly.
Amidst the whole blackout and lack of social media coverage, a Sudanese influencer also took to Instagram to share the real picture.
And in the midst of all the support being lent by people worldwide, Pakistani celebrities have also jumped on the bandwagon, making use of their platform for the right cause. In a tweet, Mahira Khan brought up how there is barely any international coverage over the grave ongoing crisis, which is heartbreaking in all aspects.
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) June 13, 2019
In a detailed Instagram post, Hania Amir also attempted to spread awareness about what exactly is going on and how everyone can help. The actress also changed her profile picture to show support, as everyone else is doing so to a specific shade of blue.
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There’s a massacre happening in Sudan! People are being beaten up, raped, killed! A child was raped by multiple men in a mosque! 52 people killed! 700 injured! Dozens of bodies dumped into the nile river! The military has shut down the internet and media coverage so we don’t get to see what’s happening so they can’t ask anyone for help! Please yeh mat sochain ke yeh hamaray log nahi hain tou ham kya karain. Ham Sab insan hain! Buray waqt ka pata nahi hota. Facebook Instagram twitter snapchat YouTube TikTok! Jahan tak bata sakte ho batao! Please help. Mentioning some of the things you can do to help. -There’s a page on Facebook called ‘food and medicine for Sudan’ -you can donate by going to www.donate.unicefusa.org – www.savethechildren.org – go to www.change.org and sign the petition to urge the UN to look into the matter – donate at www.gofundme.com I’ll post the links and screenshots on my story. RAISE YOUR VOICE FOR HUMANITY! SPEAK UP FOR SUDAN! #sudanmassacre
Mawra Hocane also shared the blue image, declaring that she stands in solidarity with Sudan.
My heart is in pieces.
Humanity seems to be an emotion of ancient times.
What is this world we live in?
Inhumane & ugly display of power.
I stand in solidarity with #Sudan like we must for such massacres across the globe.
Unfortunately I don’t have to go very far to begin with. pic.twitter.com/CLRZTl4GQ5
— MAWRA HOCANE (@MawraHocane) June 13, 2019
Ayesha Omar and Feroze Khan also shared The Sudan Meal Project’s post iterating that for every share, a meal would be donated to a Sudanese child.
Following suit, Iqra Aziz also shared details of the crisis, and urged everyone to follow through and pitch in with their support.
With that said, one can only hope this message of awareness continues to grow and that the people in Sudan receive all the help they need, in time.