8.2 million displaced in Sudan's war & countless more slaughtered and/or raped

The Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) have been at war for more than a year. 

Sudan & neighboring countriesMay 14 (DPnet).– The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) spoke with Sudanese activists, lawyers, writers, human rights defenders, and advocates on their experiences surviving the war in Sudan, their feelings of loss, displacement, and what “home” has come to mean for them. Millions of Sudanese stories remain untold.

TIMEP claims that neither side has yet achieved a military victory. The conflict's underlying causes, including the involvement of former regime Islamists and military leaders, ethnic divisions, and identity issues, are not being addressed by the multiple peace talks that have failed to yield fruit.

TIMEP has documented the stories of human rights advocates and activists from Sudan who have survived the conflict, as well as their feelings of loss and displacement and their interpretation of what "home" means to them.

TIMEP reports in moving detail the horrific tragedy taking place in that region of Africa:

«About 8.2 million people have been displaced since the war started, adding to the 3.8 million who already lost their homes in past conflicts, creating the “the largest internal displacement crisis in the world,” with over 3 million children displaced inside and outside the country, according to the United Nations. The war started in Khartoum, the capital, and was quick to spread to numerous parts of Sudan. In particular, the state of West Darfur saw ethnic-based targeting of the Masalit tribe, with thousands robbed, killed, and raped, driving nearly 700,000 people to neighboring Chad, and leading the the International Criminal court to open a new investigation into the atrocities committed.»

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