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Blue Nile and South Kordofan: What Next?

Blue Nile and South Kordofan: What Next?

Wednesday 16th March 2016 , 6.30pm

Committee Room 4, The Palace of Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA

This event offers analysts, parliamentarians, members of the Sudanese diaspora and others a chance to discuss the current situation in South Kordofan and Blue Nile States in Sudan.

The panel is comprised of individuals who work in the Two Areas who are briefly visiting the UK.

Background

For approaching five years, civilians in South Kordofan and Blue Nile States have been the target of aerial bombardment and military offensives by the Government of Sudan. In this event, the panellists will provide an update on the current situation from the ground and will discuss advocacy paths forward to end the impunity with which the Sudanese Government operates.

Presentations will be followed by an open discussion which will aim to bring in the views of a range of Sudanese voices as well as international observers. We would like to invite all attendees to respond to the speakers and discuss the current situation in South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

If you would like any further information, please get in touch with Sam at sam.hudson@hart-uk.org.

About the Speakers

CHAIR: Baroness (Caroline) Cox was created a Life Peer in 1982 for her contributions to education and was a deputy speaker of the House of Lords from 1985 to 2005.  She is the Founder and President of Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART).

Baroness Cox has been visiting and working in Sudan and South Sudan for thirty years, allowing her to obtain first hand evidence of human rights violations and humanitarian needs. HART supports and works closely with partner organisations in South Kordofan and Blue Nile States, Sudan, and in South Sudan, in areas of education, health and emergency relief.

Benjamin Kuku is the Executive Director of the New Sudan Council of Churches (NSCC), HART’s partner working In Blue Nile and South Kordofan and also in refugee camps in South Sudan. The NSCC undertake humanitarian and advocacy work. You can learn more about Benjamin’s work by downloading the interview below.

Benjamin will be joined by three colleagues with extensive experience of working in the Two Areas.


Due to limited room capacity, it is essential that you register your attendance:


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