Welcome to a seminar on the recent developments and humanitarian situation in Sudan.
Sudan is at war. The Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) are fighting for control over state power and economic resources.
With generals Burhan (SAF) and Hemedti (RSF) unwilling to budge, the Sudanese people are effectively under siege.
Ceasefires have been broken the second they were declared, and people taking shelter in their homes are running out of water, food and medicines. The humanitarian needs are getting desperate. Thousands are fleeing for the borders, but meet many obstacles.
What does it take for the generals to put down their weapons? What can, and is being done, by the Sudanese people themselves and how can we support them? And what role should and can the international community, including Norway, take?
For a deep analysis of the war in Sudan, you can read this piece by Sara Abbas for Rosa Luxemburg Foundation.
If you are a researcher or student concerned about the war in Sudan, please consider signing this academic petition of solidarity.
If you are a concerned citizen, please consider signing this call to the European Union, European civil society and policy-makers.
If you are a concerned organisation (Sudanese or Non-Sudanese), please consider signing this call to the European Union, European civil society and policy-makers.
Those wanting to donate to the relief efforts (urgent) can use this paypal. The best route is via Sudan Doctors-UK, they have extensions to the Sudan Doctors Union inside.
The seminar is organised in collaboration with the SNAC project (Sudan-Norway Academic Collaboration: Chr. Michelsen Institute, University of Bergen and the University of Khartoum).Facebook event
Abeer Ahmed is a Sudanese student at the University of Bergen and a peace building practitioner.
Sara Abbas is a political scientist and active in SudanUprising Germany.
Liv Tønnessen is senior researcher at CMI and director of Center on Law and Social Transformation.
Political scientist focusing on democracy, governance and women's employment and empowement in the Horn of Africa
Lovise Aalen has researched Ethiopian politics for the last two decades. She has focused on the implementation of ethnic federalism, the EPRDF’s ideas of revolutionary democracy and the developmental state, regime-youth interactions, and female political participation in authoritarian contexts.
Dr Sayed Mohamed Abdalla is President of Sudan Doctors Union Canada and one of the spokespersons of the Sudan Doctors Trade Union.