October 11th, 2018

Baroness Cox speaks of desperation in Blue Nile in a parliamentary debate

This morning, Baroness Cox reported of the desperate situation in Sudan’s Blue Nile state to the House of Lords. Watch Baroness Cox speaking at the debate:   High mortality rates are being reported in Blue Nile region, where hospitals are severely overcrowded. Medi...

October 3rd, 2018

Country Briefings – June to August 2018

Oops – we made a mistake! Looking for David’s Diary – Visit to Timor-Leste? Click here   We know it can be hard to keep up with the international news, especially when it comes to the countries where our partners are based....

September 20th, 2018

Baroness Cox receives written answer to questions on Sudan

Baroness Cox (crossbench) posed questions to the UK Government about Sudan on 19 September.
Question 1:
To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they last raised issues of freedom of religion for Christians in Sudan with their Sudanese counterparts.
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September 12th, 2018

The Bride Price in Sudan

The government’s efforts to suppress protests, attack media freedoms, and intimidate activists with threats of criminal prosecution, are veiling tragedies of sexual violence and human rights violations against child brides in Sudan....

August 20th, 2018

Omar Al-Bashir and the Effectiveness of the International Criminal Court (ICC)

On 31st March 2005, the UN Security Council referred the conflict in Sudan to the ICC Prosecutor. By now, 2 warrants of arrest have been issued against President Al-Bashir, listing ten counts of charges including 5 counts of crimes against humanity and 3 counts of genocide....

August 6th, 2018

Response from Minister of Africa for Letter about Sudan

  We received a response to our open letter, signed by over 500 politicians, civil society organisations and individuals, that was handed to 10 Downing Street on June 30th, following the All Sudan Demonstration. Sent from Harriett Baldwin MP, Minister for Africa, on behalf of the Government, the letter accepts that more can be done by Sudan to ensure human rights are upheld....

July 4th, 2018

Letter to Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary

This letter, signed by over 500 politicians, organisations and individuals, was handed into Downing Street on Saturday 30th June as part of a demonstration against poor governance in Sudan. The names of the individuals are not listed below for privacy reasons....

June 18th, 2018

Baroness Cox signs letter to U.S. Secretary of State

  Baroness Cox recently signed this letter to the U.S. Secretary of State condemning U.S. Foreign Policy on Sudan. The Sudanese government has not only been blocking humanitarian assistance, sponsoring killings, but also advancing extremist ideologies....

May 31st, 2018

Durable solutions to Sudan’s IDP camps? Shut them down says Al-Bashir

For the last few years Sudan’s President al-Bashir has maintained every intention to shut down Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camps throughout the Darfur region. Growing in number and size, the camps house 2.7 million displaced people who have sought refuge from conflict in Sudan as well as from neighbouring countries since 2003....

May 18th, 2018

Humanitarian Update from SKBN Coordination Unit

The text below is a summary of the report by the South Kordofan and Blue Nile Coordination Unit, which can be downloaded below. HART’s recent appeal for the 9000 displaced in Wadaka is recognised by the SKBN CU for  emergency food distribution to almost 6 villages....
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