africa_sudanWhat’s Happening in Sudan?

2015 began with new bombings in Darfur, senior UN officials were kicked out of the country and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir — a man wanted for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity — called for the removal of all UN peacekeepers.

In addition to the ongoing crisis in Darfur, forces under the command of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir are carrying out attacks against civilians in the disputed Abyei territory and the states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

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300k Dead

Men, women, and children killed in Darfur


2,000 Bombs

Dropped on civilians in South Kordofan and Blue Nile


3m Displaced

From their homes and villages in Darfur

The Growing Conflict

Abyei, South Kordofan and Blue Nile states are located on the border between Sudan and South Sudan. Many people who fought for the South during the civil war live there and are increasingly under attack.


According to the 2005 peace agreement, the disputed region of Abyei was to hold a referendum on whether it wanted to join an independent South Sudan or remain part of Sudan. However, in May 2011 Sudan invaded Abyei, displacing over 110,000 civilians and leading to the deployment of a UN Interim Security Force of 4,200 peacekeepers. The referendum still has not been held and 48,000 people remain displaced.

South Kordofan and Blue Nile

According to the North-South peace agreement, two Sudanese states bordering South Sudan were supposed to carry out popular consultations about how they would fit into a new Sudan. However fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces and rebels broke out in 2011. Since then, the government of Sudan has launched attacks in civilian areas including targeting churches and schools as well as in fields essential for growing crops.


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