Sudan and South Sudan

What the Warrant Means: Justice, Peace, and the Key Actors in Sudan

The issuance of an arrest warrant for Sudan’s sitting head of state for crimes against humanity offers the Obama administration a chance to catalyze multilateral efforts to bring about a solution to Sudan’s decades-long cycle of warfare. One of the crucial missing ingredients to conflict resolution efforts has been some form of accountability for the horrific crimes against humanity that have been perpetrated by the warring parties in Sudan, primarily the Khartoum regime.  Peace without justice in Sudan would only bring an illusion of stability, without addressing the primary forces driving the conflict.

Joint NGO letter to UN Security Council Members regarding the draft resolution on sanctions for South Sudan

The Enough Project, United to End Genocide, and Voices for Sudan sent a letter today to the 15 members of the United Nations Security Council urging the Council to vote in favor of the draft resolution on global targeted sanctions currently before them.

Joint NGO letter to IGAD members calling for embargo on arms flow to South Sudan

The Enough Project, along with Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Oxfam and a coalition of other international and local human rights organizations signed a letter calling on members of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to immediately impose a comprehensive arms embargo on South Sudan. We call on IGAD to issue a communiqué requesting that the United Nations (UN) Security Council adopt a resolution imposing a comprehensive international arms embargo.

“Memes for Peace” project promotes peace in South Sudan

With the help of Mothering Across Continents, students in North Carolina have launched a “Memes for Peace” project to promote peace in South Sudan.  Read More »

Guest Review of The Good Lie

Steve Hansch, a Hunger Notes editor with more than 20 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of aid programs, particularly humanitarian mitigation, relief and recovery, reviews The Good Lie.  Read More »

Famine Looms in South Sudan as "The Good Lie" Debuts in Theaters

With the dust from the second Sudanese civil war barely settled, South Sudan has plunged back into full-scale conflict that shows no sign of a peaceful resolution. Just as the civil war drove millions from their homes between 1983-2005, and set off a massive humanitarian catastrophe, renewed conflict has left the young nation on the brink of starvation.  Read More »

Caught in the Crossfire: Child Soldiers in South Sudan Have Few Alternatives

Youth have been key fighters in South Sudan’s various conflicts for decades, as depicted in the new feature film The Good Lie. As the country’s ongoing crisis unfolds, with little evidence of abatement, youth continue to suffer the consequences as both the victims and perpetrators of violence, with few alternatives for a better life.  Read More »

Daily Beast Op-Ed: ‘The Good Lie’ and the Hard Truths of South Sudan

The Good Lie should be about the past. Unfortunately, a new war, rooted in the embers of the one that brought the Lost Boys and Girls to America, has engulfed South Sudan today.  Read More »

The Good Lie Student Discussion Guide

​The Good Lie, a new Warner Brothers film, depicts the shared experiences of several of the "Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan" during the Second Sudanese Civil War and is a powerful point of entry into the story of peace and conflict in South Sudan. This discussion guide can be used in the classroom or among youth groups to enhance and inform conversations surrounding the film.

New Generation of Lost Girls at Risk in South Sudan

Sudan’s second civil war and U.S. humanitarian efforts elevated the “lost boys” to widespread recognition. But little attention has been paid to the “lost girls” of Sudan. As South Sudan plunges back into violent conflict, the risks girls face are mounting, including sexual and gender-based violence.  Read More »

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