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14 Jun

Pakistani celebs show support for Sudan in the wake of a humanitarian crisis

The current crisis in Sudan has evoked heartfelt support from a number of local celebrities. Many have taken to social media to show their support for the Sudanese people as they undergo one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world at this very moment.



Earlier this month, Sudan’s security forces opened fire on unarmed protesters at a sit-in outside military headquarters in Khartoum. What followed has been heavily blocked from the media eye, however an influencer based in Sudan took it upon herself to spread awareness about the massacre.

 

 

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It’s really hard being an influencer and sharing information that is “off brand” and not worthy of the “feed” but I cannot hold this in anymore. I am at my office crying because I have so many emotions in me and I feel horrible. There’s a massacre happening in my country Sudan’s and a media blackout and internet censorship for four consecutive days. There is no objective media sharing what’s going on expect for @aljazeeraenglish which had their offices shot down. My friend @mattar77 was MURDERED by the Rapid Support Forces. My best friend was in hiding on June 2 and that’s the last time I spoke to him. He was missing for 4 days and when I got in touch with him he said: “I was caught, beaten and abused and humiliated and arrested and had my phone confiscated from me. I am injured currently.” And all I could do this post this. I am sorry to all companies I am running campaigns with but my editorial calendar is currently on pause. I am willing to refund all and everything right away. Please, just send me an email. To my followers/supporters who this is too much for I am also sorry but my regularly scheduled content/reviews is also on pause. If this offends you, I am sorry. But I need to speak out and share this in a time like this. If you want to support me please share this information as widely as possible and don’t be silent. Be an ally because we need your help. And tune into my stories for more information. THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY HAS BEEN SILENT. #sudanuprising #sudanese_protest #مجزرة_القيادة_العامة #عيد_شهيد #اعتصام_رويال_كير #اعتصام_القيادة_العامه #السودان @wawa_waffles @sudanuprising.updates #sudanrevolts #sudanuprising #iamsudan #iamsudanrevolution #sudanese #freesudan

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In the wake of her cry for help, millions of people have shown their support online despite a media blackout in the region. Rightfully so, our celebrities have decided to make good use of their platforms, posting with an aim to shed light on how people can help Sudan.

The first celebrity to use her platform for the greater good was Mahira Khan, who turned to twitter to bring the issue to light and to start discourse among local twitterati.

 

 

Just last night, the young Hania Amir posted a picture on her Instagram that depicted a Sudanese woman looking forlorn, with a long caption briefing people about the issue and linking them to relevant bodies that may take the issue head on and work on ground. She has even changed her icon to the same picture, showing her staunch support.

 

 

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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

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Feroze Khan and Ayesha Omar also posted on their Instagram handles, with Ayesha reposting The Sudan Meal Project’s post iterating that for every share, a meal would be donated to a Sudanese child. The authenticity of the post may be questionable, but the intent was surely good.

 

 

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👉For every STORY REPOST this post gets, we will provide one meal to Sudanese children 👈 ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Click on the paper plane next to the comment button and tap “add to story” to repost ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ Comment “DONE 🇸🇩” after you repost ⠀⠀⠀⠀ FACTS: ⠀⠀⠀⠀ half of South Sudan’s population is facing extreme hunger, the country’s highest proportion of food insecure people in the last 10 years. More than six million people currently need urgent food assistance, including more than one million children. Near-famine conditions are predicted in four of South Sudan’s states, a rapid and worrying increase from 2017, in which famine was only declared in one state. ⠀⠀⠀⠀ PLEASE READ OUR HIGHLIGHTED STORY FOR MORE INFO 👉 @sudanmealproject

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Mawra Hocane also shared just how heartbroken she was to learn about the massacre in Sudan, calling out the “ugly and inhumane show of power” in the region.

 

 

Iqra Aziz has also followed suit and made an Instagram post highlighting the issue, urging more people to show their support.

 

 

A number of local social media influencers also made a point to change their icons to a specific shade of blue in support of Sudan, and made detailed posts about how people can help or create awareness about the crisis.

We hope that more people continue to show their support and that this discourse leads to more people taking the issue seriously enough to approach relevant organizations and bodies that can extend help to the people in Sudan.

The Haute Team

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