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December 3rd, 2019

Sudan Repeals Discriminatory Public Order Laws

For years the female population of Sudan have been battling for equal rights, both in the public and private spheres of life. Thankfully, last week the Sudanese government made the decision to repeal the public order laws, moving the fight for women’s rights in the correct direction....

October 4th, 2019

Baroness Cox receives written answer to question regarding South Kordofan and the Blue Nile

Question: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the South Kordofan and Blue Nile Coordination Unit’s Humanitarian Update, August 2019.   Answer (Baroness Sugg):
The UK regularly receives information on the economic and livelihood conditions of people in Sudan from multiple sources....

September 10th, 2019

Baroness Cox’s submission to the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee on UK-Sudan relations

After writing to the Common Foreign Affairs Committee for their inquiry on ‘Beyond Aid: The UK’s Strategic Engagement in Africa’, it has been confirmed that Baroness Cox’s submission on UK-Sudan relations has been received. Click the PDF link below to read the full statement:...

December 11th, 2018

Baroness Cox questions the British Government’s ‘strategic dialogue’ with Sudan in the HoL

On Human Rights Day, Baroness Cox (crossbench) spoke in the House of Lords to question the conditions of ‘strategic dialogue’ between the British Government and Sudanese Government, particularly regarding the rights of political detainees being held in Su...

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

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. Their situations are usually left out of the mainstream media because governments restricting access to certain areas mean journalists are unable to report, keeping devastating conditions hidden....

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....

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....

April 30th, 2018

Food Aid Feeds Thousands in Blue Nile

Emergency food aid funded by Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART) has been successfully delivered to 9,000 displaced people facing starvation in Blue Nile State, Sudan. HART visited the area in January 2018, and issued an urgent appeal for £50,000 for sorghum (the common grain) and cooking oil for families forced to flee from violent conflict....
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