About this event
We are delighted to announce news of a panel discussion on the Sudan Crisis and Implications for Neighbouring Countries with our partners NatCen International, the global arm of the National Centre for Social Research in London.
This event is the first in a three-part series examining the nature and impact of the crisis in Sudan, the regional response to the conflict and resulting displacement, and what can be done by international actors, local actors, and the diaspora.
The conflict that broke out in Sudan on 15th April between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) has led to the displacement of over 3 million people both internally and across the border into neighbouring countries. There has been a significant loss of life as well with over 1,136 people killed and 12,000 injured due to the conflict. The conflict has exacerbated the pre-existing challenges in Sudan due to ongoing food insecurity, political instability, and a socioeconomic crisis. This poses specific challenges as most countries receiving those fleeing Sudan already have large populations of displaced people and humanitarian assistance is underfunded. There are concerns that the protracted nature of the crisis and the spillover effects will lead to destabilisation of the region more broadly.
This panel discussion will examine the humanitarian impact of the crisis on the region, both regarding conflict and managing displacement. Specifically, it will focus on answering the following questions:
- What has been the political and humanitarian impact of the crisis in Sudan on the region?
- What are the potential impacts if the crisis continues, on both conflict and displacement in the region?
- How are individual nations in the region responding to the crisis? What challenges are they facing?
- What is the role of regional organisations and frameworks, such as the African Union and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development? What lessons can be learnt from the actions taken so far?
The event will be online via Zoom.