Darfur today

Arrest warrants issued by the International Criminal Court against Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir for alleged war crimes during the conflict remain outstanding.

Despite a previous commitment to disarm the Janjaweed militia, the Sudanese Government have employed them as Rapid Support Forces, and continue to deploy them in the ongoing conflicts in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile regions.

A United Nations African Union (UNAMID) peacekeeping force remains in Darfur. This force is an underfunded and underequipped peacekeeping mission charged with protecting the 2.6 million internally displaced people who live in camps across Darfur. Approximately 300,000 Darfuri refugees are also living in camps in eastern Chad. Although the worst of the genocide may be over in Darfur, there is ongoing violence, and the UN estimates that roughly 4.7 million people are still affected by the conflict and denied their basic human rights. In addition to these numbers, civilians continue to be under attack in Sudan’s other ongoing conflicts.

On 11 April 2019, the Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir was removed from power following protests and violent clashes in Sudan. The situation is still unfolding.

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