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Sudan’s conflict – civil society and the war between the generals: key takeaways from a roundtable with Sudanese and international experts

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This note summarises the discussion points of a private online roundtable convened by the Humanitarian Policy Group at ODI on 26 June 2023. It brought together a group of Sudanese and non-Sudanese researchers and analysts working on Sudan to discuss the massive outbreak of violence that has engulfed the capital and overwhelmed the country, and the response of Sudan’s complex and diverse civil society to the crisis.

Participants discussed the present and future role of civil society in local and international peace efforts, and in addressing the humanitarian crisis caused by the conflict. Finally, the roundtable discussed how international actors could work with civil society in order to reduce violence, address the humanitarian crisis, and support peace.