FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
John Prendergast to Testify at House Hearing on Sudan and South Sudan
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, John Prendergast, Enough Project Co-Founder, will testify before the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs along with a high-level panel of Sudan experts including the Honorable Donald Booth, Dr. Walid Phares, and Adotei Akwei.
Prendergast will discuss the conflicts in Sudan and South Sudan, and the need for a more unified, comprehensive U.S. policy approach that can advance the long-term goals of peace, security, and sovereignty in the Sudans.
John Prendergast, Enough Project Co-Founder, says:
"A nightmare scenario is unfolding in this region. To counter it more effectively, the United States and broader international community need to construct a peace strategy for the Sudans. At this juncture, the U.S. is largely reacting to fast-developing events on the ground, primarily by deploying its very capable Special Envoy to the region and by providing generous amounts of humanitarian aid. Given the escalating crisis being faced by the two countries and the threat posed by a regionalization of the wars, a much more robust and proactive approach is needed. A broader strategy for the two Sudans would at a minimum beef up efforts on four fronts: peace, democracy, accountability, and the leverage to impact these goals."
The Enough Project is a project of the Center for American Progress to end genocide and crimes against humanity. Founded in 2007, Enough focuses on the crises in Sudan, South Sudan, eastern Congo, and areas affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army. Enough conducts intensive field research, develops practical policies to address these crises, and shares sensible tools to empower citizens and groups working for change. To learn more about Enough, go to www.enoughproject.org.