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USA: Resettle Awad, a refugee and activist from Sudan


Awad is a Sudanese human rights defender who fled Sudan for Egypt, where she is registered as a refugee with the UN. For several years she has been in the U.S. resettlement process, and now due to the Trump administration’s policies targeting refugees (especially from Muslim-majority countries), she is trapped in Cairo, where Sudanese authorities have harassed her due to her human rights advocacy.

Awad founded Sudanese Women Human Rights Project, which is focused on defending and promoting human rights in Sudan. Awad was detained in Sudan due to her human rights work, and fled to Egypt in February 2012.

Take Action: Send a message to the Chargé d'Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, urging him to ensure that Awad is resettled to safety in the U.S. as soon as possible.

Thomas H.
US State Department