Launched on 4th September 2014, the Stop the Bombing campaign aims to share the message of the people of those forced to flee to South Sudan, and calls on the Government of Sudan and the international community to stop the aerial bombardment of civilian communities, and to deliver humanitarian assistance to those trapped behind battle lines.
As part of the campaign, Sudan Democracy First Group collaborated with Sudanese-American artist Khalid Kodi and held workshops for teachers and social and humanitarian workers on how to apply art therapy using local materials as a way to address and cope with the daily stress and trauma faced by survivors. The campaign includes a series of posters, drawings, videos and infographics highlighting the effects of the conflict on civilian communities.
The campaign also marks the third anniversary of the recommencement of the civil war in Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains/South Kordofan.
Since the civil war resumed, the Government of Sudan has intensified its military campaign, targeting civilian communities, leaving approximately 127,715 refugees from Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains/South Kordofan in refugee camps.