UNRIC Library Backgrounder: Sudan/Darfur


UN News Centre – Sudan

News Focus – Sudan & South Sudan

OCHA – Sudan: One Year of Conflict – Key Facts and Figures (15 April 2024): https://reliefweb.int/report/sudan/sudan-one-year-conflict-key-facts-and-figures-15-april-2024
Infographic: https://reliefweb.int/report/sudan/sudan-one-year-conflict-key-facts-and-figures-infographic-15-april-2024

Rape, murder and hunger: The legacy of Sudan’s year of war (UN News, 12 April 2024): https://news.un.org/en/story/2024/04/1148536

UNDP – A year into war, much remains to be done in Sudan (15 April 2024): https://stories.undp.org/a-year-into-war-much-remains-to-be-done-in-sudan

20,000 people displaced daily one year into Sudan war, IOM urges action (15 April 2024): https://www.iom.int/news/20000-people-displaced-daily-one-year-sudan-war-iom-urges-action

UNICEF – An entire generation of children in Sudan faces a catastrophe as the war enters its second year (14 April 2024): https://www.unicef.org/press-releases/entire-generation-children-sudan-faces-catastrophe-war-enters-its-second-year

WFP – One year into Sudan’s war, its people yearn for peace amid soaring hunger (12 April 2024): https://www.wfp.org/stories/one-year-sudans-war-its-people-yearn-peace-amid-soaring-hunger

Women share stories of hardship during year of war in Sudan (10 April 2024): https://www.unwomen.org/en/news-stories/feature-story/2024/04/women-share-stories-of-hardship-during-year-of-war-in-sudan

UNHCR – Thousands still fleeing Sudan daily, after one year of war (9 April 2024): https://www.unhcr.org/news/briefing-notes/thousands-still-fleeing-sudan-daily-after-one-year-war

Explainer: How Darfur became a ‘humanitarian calamity and catastrophic human rights crisis’ (UN News, 14 December 2023): https://news.un.org/en/story/2023/12/1144787

 Security Council agrees to terminate UN mission in Sudan (UN News, 1 December 2023): https://news.un.org/en/story/2023/12/1144257

Sudan: We cannot go home. What do we do? (9 October 2023): https://www.unocha.org/news/sudan-we-cannot-go-home-what-do-we-do

Sudan: If We Fail to Act (as of September 2023): https://reliefweb.int/report/sudan/sudan-if-we-fail-act-september-2023

Five things to know about the crisis in Sudan (22 September 2023): https://www.unhcr.org/news/stories/five-things-know-about-crisis-sudan

Statement by the Trilateral Mechanism on the need to observe the ceasefire for facilitating humanitarian assistance in Sudan (18 June 2023): https://unitams.unmissions.org/en/statement-trilateral-mechanism-need-observe-ceasefire-facilitating-humanitarian-assistance-sudan

Human Rights Council to Hold Special Session on Sudan on 11 May (5 May 2023): https://www.ohchr.org/en/press-releases/2023/05/human-rights-council-hold-special-session-sudan-11-may

UN pledges to ‘stand with and work for the Sudanese people’ (24 April 2023): https://news.un.org/en/story/2023/04/1135932

Civilians and humanitarian aid workers are “Not a target” (UNITAMS, 16 April 2023): https://unitams.unmissions.org/en/civilians-and-humanitarian-aid-workers-are-%E2%80%9Cnot-target%E2%80%9D


UN Entities 


Security Council Meetings on Sudan


Human Rights Council


Peace Agreements & selected UN Documents


Selected Statements, Speeches and Op-eds by UN Officials


Further Information


Non-UN Sources


15 April 2024
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