Profiles of the Persecuted

Real heroes in the community of the faithful.

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Real Heroes don’t have super powers…

But they do exist. And they do have you. Persecution Project is privileged to stand with many heroes in the communities of the persecuted. These heroes don’t have their own comic book or movie franchise, but they do make a difference. Profiles of the Persecuted is a series of short files to introduce you to some of these amazing individuals which your active compassion partners with in Africa.


Medina’s Song

Wife. Mother. Teacher. Artist. Warrior. Medina is all these things and more. She's also one of the "unknowns" in a terrible conflict most of the world has ignored.

Medina lives in the war-torn Nuba mountains of Sudan. Her story, though tragic, is full of hope and beauty.

Medina's Song is the first in a series of films released by Persecution Project Foundation to highlight unknown heroes, like Medina, who struggle to live lives amidst war and persecution.

Persecution Project is helping to build a hospital in Medina's Community to provide much-needed medical services. You can help at

Sudan in 2019 has been characterized by an escalation of violence, terror, persecutions and violent crackdowns by security forces. State terror has extended beyond Medina's home in the Nuba mountains to include major cities like Khartoum and Omdurman, where government forces have carried out a reign of terror with extrajudicial killing, torture and rape on a massive scale.

On April 11, 2019, Sudan’s 30 year dictator and indicted war criminal, Omar al Bashir, was removed from power. Islamist hardliners within Sudan’s National Security forces orchestrated a “palace coup” in attempt to hijack Sudan’s largest ever “popular uprising.”

The Islamic fascist establishment continues to cling to power by force and terror. Meanwhile courageous women like Medina, called “kandakas,” have taken to the streets and are leading the cry for freedom. The future of the Nuba people and all of Sudan remains uncertain.

A few organizations (like PPF) continue to defy the humanitarian blockade in places like the Nuba mountains and serve alongside Medina.

Join us!

Dr. Ahmed Zakariah

In one community, a courageous doctor seeks to do the impossible: build a hospital in the middle of a warzone.

Dr. Ahmed Zakariah trained under American hero Dr. Tom Catena in the war-torn Nuba mountains of Sudan.

The Nuba suffers under a humanitarian blockade imposed by Sudan’s Islamist-dominated government.

Persecution Project’s team met Dr. Ahmed in 2016-- the day after he was wounded by government planes bombing his location to try and stop his work.

During the peak malaria season, Dr. Ahmed treats between 60-100 patients per day in very difficult and inadequate conditions.

Building a hospital in a warzone is not easy (few roads, security challenges, increased costs, etc.). A new hospital is a matter of life and death to thousands of Nuba living in an area the size of the US state of Georgia. We must help!

Dr. Ahmed's vision is for his hospital to include several patient wards, a proper lab, an operating theatre, and a doctor and nurse compound.

Our first priority is to help build the Maternity Ward. So many deaths in the Nuba are attributed to infant mortality and women perishing in labor.

Pease help today.