From El-Fasher to Khartoum: The fallout from 20 years of conflict in Darfur
Bloody violence on the streets of Khartoum in recent days is a stark reminder of a turbulent history of conflict in Sudan, a country wracked by decades of civil war. Sudan’s first civil war with southern Sudan started soon after independence, in 1956. April 2023 marks at least 20 years of Sudan’s latest conflict, and genocide, in Darfur. Independence (for the South) and ill-conceived peace agreements have led to escalating violence. Millions of civilians have died in these conflicts, whether from direct violence, or indirectly, from deprivation and disease. Millions more remain displaced.
Bringing together key Sudanese experts, commentators and analysts, including from the region, this event will provide an opportunity to reflect on the conflict’s long history, the evolution of the current crisis and the humanitarian, political and diplomatic response. The event will also launch a virtual issue of Disasters journal with a range of articles reflecting on the crisis.
To close the event, Waging Peace will provide a short testimonial highlighting the reality for Darfuris affected by the conflict.
This event will be held at our ODI Offices at:
203 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8NJ
Chief Executive, ODI (chair/moderator)
Senior Research Fellow, SOAS University of London
Professor Musa A. Abdul-Jalil
Peace Research Institute, University of Khartoum
Founder and Director, Confluence Advisory
Freelance Researcher and Activist