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Title: Darfur Sudan

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

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
Sudan Overview 2
Population 37m Limited agriculture in
North Pastoral vs. Nomadism Importance of the
Nile Authoritarian Govt. Ethnic Diversity
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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Oxfam in Darfur
Water Sanitation Hygiene Promotion
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)
  • Questions?
  • Photos

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
  • Ongoing humanitarian crisis (WFP halve food

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

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