For the year 2016-2017, STAND UK will focus its efforts and campaigns on Syria, South Sudan, Burma and Yemen. If you are interested to learn more about STAND's other focuses, please visit the STAND USA page.
In 2011, Syrian civilians challenged the autocratic rule of President Bashar al-Assad in nonviolent protests, which quickly morphed into civil war.
South Sudan seceded from Sudan in July 2011. Currently, there is conflict in many states in South Sudan due to internal infrastructure issues and violence in the Sudan-South Sudan border states.
There are over 135 different ethnic groups in Burma, many of which have come into conflict with the majority-Bamar government since the military took power in 1962. The country has recently undergone promising political changes, but civilian protection of ethnic minorities, particularly the Kachin and Rohingya, continues to be a grave concern.
Since the Yemeni Civil War began 2 years ago, it has degenerated into a “humanitarian catastrophe” and a UN level three emergency. Whilst the current President and former President fight for power, an estimated 10,000 people have died.