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Title: Darfur Sudan


1
Darfur Sudan
  • Sudan Overview
  • Darfur Crisis
  • Oxfam Programme
  • Current Challenges
  • Where you can help
  • Photos
  • Presentation at Methodist Central Hall
  • July 20 2006, Leonard Tedd

2
Sudan Overview 1
Nile river civilisations Christian
200-400AD Islam 640AD Two periods of Colonial
rule (death of Gordon, Kitchener
expansionism) Independence in 1956 North South
war for 40yrs, CPA 2005
3
Sudan Overview 2
Population 37m Limited agriculture in
North Pastoral vs. Nomadism Importance of the
Nile Authoritarian Govt. Ethnic Diversity
4
Darfur Conflict
  • Sudan Government (GNU)
  • Rebel groups (SLA Minawi/Wahed, JEM)
  • Janjaweed, Baggara Arabs, Falata.
  • AU Mission In Sudan
  • 400,000 deaths (CIJ report)
  • 2,000,000 displaced internally
  • 200,000 as refugees in Chad

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6
Oxfam in Darfur
Water Sanitation Hygiene Promotion
7
Oxfam in Gereida
Achievements 5,000 latrines and washing
cubicles Provided daily supply of chlorinated
water Laid 3000m of new pipe to extend the
supply Installed a further 24 tapstands Four new
storage tanks Dug watering troughs for donkeys
Challenges Security situation Increased number of
IDPs Remoteness Logistical difficulties
(especially fuel)
8
  • Questions?
  • Photos

9
Current Challenges
  • Fragile Abuja agreement
  • Need for stronger AU, transition to UN
  • "I swear that there will not be any international
    military intervention in Darfur as long
  • as I am in power. Sudan, which was the first
    country south of the Sahara to gain independence,
    cannot now be the first country to be
    recolonized. Al-Bashir June 2006
  • There are no humanitarian solutions to
    humanitarian crises
  • Sadako Ogata Former UN High Commissioner for
    Refugees.
  • Ongoing humanitarian crisis (WFP halve food
    supply)

10
How you can help
  • Develop understanding
  • Trend towards a polarised world
  • Donate
  • You already are (tax money spent through DFID)
  • UK disasters and emergencies committee
  • Regular rather than one-off
  • Volunteer in UK (groups)
  • Humanitarian work
  • Training (REDR, Bioforce)
  • Vacancies www.reliefweb.org

11
Thank you
  • Sudan Overview
  • Darfur Crisis
  • Oxfam Programme
  • Current Challenges
  • Where you can help
  • Photos
  • Questions?
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