Nuba Mountains Journal: The War through a Doctor’s Eyes

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Dr. C. Louis Perrinjaquet M.D., MPH, who volunteered for a month last year in the embattled Nuba Mountains of Sudan. In this blog post he reflectes on the experience and shared excerpts from the travel journal that was recently returned to him.

It is a strange new phenomenon to watch the conflict in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains unfold in near real-time reporting by satellite, Skype, and email, to see military buildup with new roads leading into civilian areas, evidence of indiscriminate bombing, even a captured Sudanese Armed Forces’ drone showing GPS data of civilian populations used to direct the Antonovs bombing them.  

Food Insecurity in Sudan at Crisis Levels

The recent fighting along the border of Sudan and South Sudan has sparked even further food insecurity in the region. According to a report by the Famine Early Warning System Network, or FEWSNET, this month that covers and projects for the period from April to September, the size of the food insecure population in Sudan has increased to 4.7 million people due to escalated conflict and reduced access to food. Food insecurity is of the greatest concern in areas controlled by the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North, or SPLM-N, in the border state of South Kordofan, where approximately 200,000-250,000 people face “Crisis” to “Emergency” levels.

Sudan Troops Withdraw from Abyei but Ambiguous ‘Police’ Remain

AGOK, South Sudan – Just over a year after Sudan government forces invaded the disputed border area of Abyei, the Enough Project has confirmed through several sources that Khartoum has pulled out the remaining Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF, from the region. The government of Sudan has, however, left in place an unconfirmed number of Sudan government police, which actors on the ground suspect may, in fact, be SAF personnel in police uniform.

Sudan and South Sudan: The Safe Demilitarized Border Zone Explained

Posted by Quinn Libson

On June 7, yet another round of negotiations between Sudan and South Sudan ended. These most recent talks centered around the establishment of the Safe Demilitarized Border Zone, or SDBZ, a border security measure to which both sides consented in a June 2011 agreement on border security.

Conflict in the Sudans: Tracking Compliance with U.N. Security Council Resolution 2046

Posted by Mollie Zapata and Jenn Christian

On May 2, the United Nations Security Council enacted a resolution addressing recent violence that has flared along the poorly defined international border separating Sudan and South Sudan, as well as the nearly year-long conflict between Sudanese government forces and the Sudan Revolutionary Front, or SRF. It was an important move, and a significant one given the political gridlock the Security Council often faces when considering issues related to the two Sudans.

The View from Juba: Back to War?

Posted by Annette LaRocco

Over the last few months, conflict has ignited across the border between the two Sudans, with the potential to escalate even further. A new Enough Project report, “South Sudan and Sudan Back at War: The View from Juba” reflects on these last few months and evaluates the causes and implications of the deteriorating relationship between Sudan and South Sudan.

Could the Threat of Sanctions Bring Peace to the Two Sudans?

Posted by Jenn Christian

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