Target: Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations
Goal: Immediately investigate the source of the violence that killed 15 people in Sudan
Sudan is currently being torn apart by violence. A recent report from a branch of the United Nations claimed that there was a new mass grave. Originally, it was estimated that 75 people were dead. Later, the numbers were adjusted to 35 dead and 75 people missing. Initial investigation into the matter revealed the real number of dead is 15.
This is unacceptable. Even a single death caused by sectarian violence is too many. Fifteen people are dead who should not have had to die, and in situations like these it is absolutely crucial for a thorough investigation to be launched immediately. It is critical that we send the message that killings like the ones occurring in Sudan are not acceptable.
We must tell the United Nations that deaths like these should be cause for an investigation, and demand that the situation in Sudan be made a top priority for the UN. Skirmishes that end in fatalities are not acceptable. It is the right of all humans to live free from the risk of violence.
Tell the United Nations to prioritize the investigation of mass graves and the violence occurring in Sudan.
Dear Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon,
After recent reports of a mass grave in Sudan turned out to be exaggerated, the United Nations issued a new report that described the real situation as a skirmish. The skirmish, as the United Nations described it, resulted in 15 people dead.
Referring to a situation that results in 15 people dying as a skirmish is unacceptable. It belittles the loss of life and normalizes the situation. In reality, this is a staggering violation of human rights.
The United Nations needs to prioritize the violence occurring in Sudan immediately. The loss of a single life to violence is unneccessary, tragic, and unacceptable. In a world where we have advanced technology and intricate political structures like the United Nations, which is designed to act as a safeguard for human rights worldwide, there is no conceivable reason that anyone should be subjected to a fate like this one.
As Secretary General, it is up to people like you to make sure that organizations like the United Nations are acting appropriately and thoroughly investigating occurrences like these. If we do not act now, people will keep dying in Sudan. The United Nations has the power to stop future situations like this, but unless the UN acts now, that power will be wasted.
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