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  • Podcast
  • 5 February 2024

Conflict and crisis in Sudan. What are we missing? Episode 1

This episode discusses the latest crisis in Sudan and rising humanitarian need, with millions displaced, widespread violence against women and girls, and deteriorating food security

The world’s attention is limited. Today’s burning emergency becomes tomorrow’s forgotten crisis. When the media spotlight moves on, vital issues in development and humanitarian response risk being forgotten. In this podcast miniseries, Development Initiatives’ (DI) CEO Adrian Lovett speaks with people with deep expertise to take us beyond the headlines and explore the missing issues, missing voices and missing data as we ask: What are we missing?

In this episode, we turn our attention to the latest crisis in Sudan. The clashes that erupted in April 2023 between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces have had dramatic impacts on the civilian population and exacerbated many of Sudan’s existing challenges. At the time of recording, more than 3.5 million people have been displaced, violence against women and girls is widespread, food security is deteriorating, and Sudan remains vulnerable to climate change and environmental deterioration. According to UN OCHA, Sudan accounts for almost 40% of total humanitarian needs in East and Southern Africa in 2024, with 30 million people now in need of humanitarian assistance.

Our guests are:

For more on some of the issues covered in this episode, read our Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2023.

All views expressed in this podcast are those of the guests and do not necessarily reflect the official policies or positions of Development Initiatives.

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