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:
- Sign petitions to the Canadian government
- Let Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, know that you care about children, youth, and their families fleeing violence and seeking safety abroad
- Ask Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to answer the call of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and act now in the face of this humanitarian crisis
- Share this website and these actions with your family and friends on social media, using the hashtag: #SOSNicaragua
Thank you for helping to spread the word and for helping a people in crisis.