Bradford Literature Festival | Talk

The Forgotten Crisis in Sudan

6 Jul 2024

13:30 - 14:30

Midland Hotel

Join our panel of experts as they discuss the current crisis in Sudan. Ignored by the world’s media, this is a war which has resulted in a severe humanitarian disaster, with over 14,000 fatalities and millions displaced both within Sudan and in neighbouring countries​. 

The conflict began in April 2023, marked by intense fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). This has led to the collapse of critical infrastructure, including healthcare and sanitation systems. Over 8 million people are internally displaced, and an additional 1.8 million have fled to neighbouring nations like Chad, Egypt and South Sudan. With severe food insecurity, nearly 18 million people face acute hunger and 10,500 suspected cholera cases have been reported​.  

The international community, including the UN and various humanitarian organisations, is striving to provide aid, but access constraints and ongoing violence pose significant challenges.  

​Our panel will examine the complexities of the issues, efforts to negotiate peace and how much needed relief can be found for the affected population.  

Please note, this venue has changed from the printed programme.

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Midland Hotel

Cheapside, Bradford

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