Mark is the CEO and Executive Director of Operation Broken Silence, an emerging human rights organization that specializes in using multimedia tools to end mass atrocity crimes. His work has been featured by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and over 100 other media, news and non-profit organizations. He has also testified to the United States Congress multiple times concerning the crisis in Sudan.
John first went to Sudan with Medical Teams Worldwide on a mission to the Blue Nile region during the Civil War in 2004 and has returned almost every year since to do humanitarian and church planting projects. Beyond Sudan John has traveled to over 30 countries, learned multiple languages, and studied and taught history, social sciences and business. He currently works in the field of government and community relations for a large telecommunications company and lives in Northern California with his wife of 12 years.
The End Nuba Genocide Coalition is an international network of organizations, faith-based institutions, genocide scholars, and individuals who have come together to raise funds for the purchasing and delivery of urgently needed humanitarian aid for the most at-risk victims of the genocide in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan. We are delivering aid to those who are most in need.
For five long days they faced aerial bombings, government militia attacks, and no food or clean water as they made the dangerous trek to the South Sudan border. 344 men, women, and children were fleeing a government-enforced famine and war that seeks to destroy them.
Four were taken by government militias. No one knows where they are now. By the time they arrived in South Sudan, 69 people had dropped dead of starvation. 40 of them were innocent children.
Those that made it out alive had a simple message they said needed to get to us. The relief we delivered in May has run out, an unusually dry rainy season means few crops can be cultivated, and the warplanes and militias are hunting people down like they were animals. And 22,000 people are trapped without the resources to flee or sustain themselves.
It is real-life stories like these that cast further doubt onto the promise of “never again.” But that promise is not the responsibility of world leaders alone, it belongs to all of us.
We are currently working on a more sustainable solution with our partners on the ground; however, due to the unfolding catastrophe at hand, we are also called to action now. We are excited to announce that every donation made up to a collective $10,000 will be matched 100%, dollar for dollar. Funds given to this worthy cause will go towards another relief delivery to the 22,000 people trapped off the beaten path in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan.
Small or large, every penny counts. Time is against us, but there is still time to reach our friends. Join us today by making a contribution that will be doubled up to $10,000. Please share this with your friends and family and ask them to contribute as well. We’ll reach out to you again soon with an update.
You can join the campaign by clicking here!
We’ve raised a lot of money in a short amount of time, but we direly need more fundraisers!
This will help us continue life-saving aid operations to the Nuba Mountains of Sudan. We have media from our previous trip coming soon!