Sudan Human Rights Network: petition to the Department of Justice asking for BNPP settlement money to fund essential humanitarian efforts in Sudan
In May 2015, BNPP, a Paris-based bank, pled guilty and was convicted of moving billions of dollars through the U.S. financial system on behalf of Sudanese, Iranian and Cuban sanctioned entities, in violation of U.S. economic sanctions. As a result, BNPP was required to pay a penalty of almost $9 billion. The Department of Justice is currently exploring ways to share some of the settlement proceeds with individuals harmed by BNPP’s illegal financial support of these regimes.
Ask the Department of Justice to establish a humanitarian assistance trust fund to help address the desperate needs of Sudanese refugees and internally displaced people.
There are currently more than 3 million displaced people inside Sudan and over 600,000 Sudanese refugees in neighboring countries. Displaced persons in war-affected areas face some of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. They urgently require food, water, shelter, and other basic needs.
The process created by the Department of Justice for the BNPP settlement will be a landmark one, forging a path for future settlements to include funding for victims and survivors of sanctioned regimes. Join us in asking for funds to meet critical humanitarian needs of those harmed by BNPP’s illegal financial support of the Government of Sudan.