Politics of Conflict: Sudan & South Sudan

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Sudan and South Sudan both face conflict and hunger. The 2019 popular uprising in Sudan led to high hopes that the country could at move beyond its tragic history of conflict, autocracy and famine. That promise was cruelly betrayed by the country’s military leaders and an indifferent international community. As well as longstanding unresolved conflicts in Darfur and South Kordofan, which have flared, Sudan is experiencing a civil war and famine of unparalleled dimensions. Meanwhile the dreams of peace and prosperity that accompanied the independence of South Sudan in 2011 have been cruelly dashed.

WPF continues to work on the two Sudans, analyzing the countries’ crises and responding to events as they unfold. We advocate for a coordinated peace process and humanitarian response, through convening of informal gatherings of Sudanese civil society to share analysis and develop common positions, published commentary, and non-public policy advice to those supporting peace and democratization.

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