Research and insight on Sudan
On 15 April 2023, the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces entered into a violent conflict in Khartoum and several other cities across Sudan. As conflict continues, we have collated resources being shared and insights being provided by researchers and institutes. If you or your institute has research or insights to contribute, please email us.
Three months into Sudan’s conflict: humanitarian leaders on the violence, the humanitarian response and the future. ODI’s HPG team joined a panel of Sudanese and international humanitarian leaders to shine a light on the ongoing armed conflict in Sudan and the international humanitarian response to it. Watch the event recording.
- The Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform (SSHAP) partnership, working with IDS, has brought together a page of rapid response resources relating to the conflict, and the social and health dimensions on the ground.
- Migration Portal presents a 360° view on the migration and mobility dimensions of the current crisis
- The International Humanitarian Studies Association IHSA presents a weekly selection of humanitarian blog posts, with this selection centring on posts relating to the humanitarian situation in Sudan: IHSA’s Humanitarian Blog Posts Selection
- Click here to access all PeaceRep Sudan research – including latest research reports, blogs, and media analysis
Insight and media commentary
- In a blog for LSE, Christopher Zambakari explores the historical context of the conflict and what the international community can do to bring an end to the violence: The conflict in Sudan is a complex situation crying out for solutions
- Uncovering the neglected reality in Sudan: the cry for immediate action. There is urgent need for intervention, but the UK’s response has been dishearteningly slow and ineffective, says Bond’s humanitarian adviser, Mustafa Al-Soufi
- Writing in The Conversation, Philipp Kastner, from The University of Western Australia debates: What makes peace talks successful? The 4 factors that matter
- Chris Changwe Nshimbi, University of Pretoria and Nelson Alusala, University of Pretoria argue that an African-led process would take into account complex regional dynamics – which would lead to a better and more stable peace agreement: Sudan’s peace mediation should be led by the African Union: 3 reasons why
- Sudan’s university students have played a key role in liberation struggles, writes Kuyok Abol Kuyok from University of Juba: Sudan’s university students have a long history of political activism
- The United Kingdom’s aid budget cuts played a role in the international community’s failure to predict the outbreak of conflict in Sudan, according to experts: Experts link UK aid cuts to crisis in Sudan at parliamentary hearing
- Sara Pantuliano from thinktank ODI hosts a podcast entitled “How did we get here and where next?“
- Blog: Could this war be the beginning of another fall of Khartoum? Azza Mustafa Babikir Ahmed, HUMA- the Institute for Humanities in Africa, University of Cape Town
- In the latest episode of Al Jazeera’s Listening Post LSE’s Sudan Research Director, Dr Matthew Benson offered insight into the conflict in Sudan
- Brunel University news article raises questions about Wagner Group involvement in Sudan
- UN says Sudanese army and RSF agreed to negotiations, more mediation initiatives launched. In Dabanga Sudan
- PeaceRep’s Dr Jan Pospisil, Associate Professor at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University, spoke to the BBC about the violence in Khartoum and his research on the governance of political transitions. See summary of media coverage
- Clashes have left hospitals and universities without water and power — and vulnerable to takeover by armed groups. Read ‘Armed groups entered the lab’: Sudan’s researchers flee violent military conflict. In Nature magazine
- Report: Congestion and Diversification of Third-Party Mediation in Sudan and South Sudan: First Look at some Longer-Term Trends: Peace Rep, The University of Edinburgh and the University of St Andrews
- Report: South Sudan’s Decades of Displacement: Understanding Return and Questioning Reintegration. Samuel Hall. February 2023.