Thank you for visiting this web page. Many concerned Canadians have been following #SOSNicaragua since April 19, 2018, when the humanitarian crisis erupted in Nicaragua. Since then, the Government of Nicaragua has brutally and violently repressed its own population that is taking a peaceful stand against what Nicaraguans from all walks of life (students, seniors, peasant farmers, Indigenous groups, the Afro-Caribbean community,  feminists, Catholics, the LGBTQ community, environmentalists, union activists, people from the political left and the right) view as a dictatorship.  This page is intended to provide information and to offer ideas for actions that Canadians can take to bring awareness to this human rights crisis which to date sees:

  • Over 300 civilians dead, including at least 20 children and youth;
  • 2000 civilians injured;
  • At least 300 prosecuted for exercising their right to protest and free speech;
  • And countless others unlawfully detained, tortured, disappeared, or forced to flee from their homes.

There are several ways you can take action today:

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the humanitarian crisis in Nicaragua. Viruses know no borders; not only are Nicaraguans at risk, but so is the entire global community.

Thank you for helping to spread the word and for helping a people in crisis.