Social media profiles from Khartoum to New York City and beyond have gone blue to show solidarity with protestors killed in Sudan. The hashtag #BlueforSudan has proliferated after Mohammed Hashim Mattar, a 26-year-old democracy advocate, was killed by security forces last week, according to The Guardian. But there's more that you can do than just update your social media. Below are organizations working in Sudan to donate to during the ongoing tension following Democracy protests and subsequent violent military crackdown.
The #BlueforSudan movement grew beyond just Mattar's death. Mattar's friend explained how the movement grew to draw attention to all the deaths. "It’s his favorite color and it was his display picture on all his social media accounts. Then it started being for all martyrs," a friend told The Telegraph.
In total, a local doctor's group — tied to the protest movement — estimates that 112 people have been confirmed dead. The group, the Sudanese Doctors’ Committee, says another 40 people were found in the Nile River after a massacre at the tents of democracy protesters.