How a transnational approach can better manage the conflict in Sudan

From: Chatham House
Published: Tue Dec 19 2023


Approaching conflict as a national issue sidelines a complex web of transnational influences and threatens prospects for sustainable peace.

Currently much of the world's attention is focused on the UN's struggle to achieve a ceasefire and avert humanitarian catastrophe in Palestine. At the same time, another devastating war rages in Sudan, with similarly violent consequences for millions of people and an inability to reach a ceasefire. 

Sudan is now the country with the largest number of displaced people in the world - more than 11 million people. Since April alone, 5.4 million people have been internally displaced and 1.3 million have fled to neighbouring countries including Chad, Egypt, and South Sudan. While over half the population - 25 million people (including 13 million children) - urgently need humanitarian assistance.

The toll of the war on civilians continues to worsen, with devastating intercommunal violence and ethnic cleansing across Darfur, huge infrastructural damage, as well as loss of livelihoods and escalating humanitarian strife.

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