What is The Crisis in Sudan?

Civil unrest has killed over 100 people in Sudan — but it's just now getting attention in Western media. Here's what you need to know about the crisis and why social media is going #BlueforSudan. 👇

Sudan Humanitarian Crisis

There’s a reason this image is going viral across social media. Sudan is in crisis mode, and the rest of the world is beginning to pay attention. In June, people protesting interim military rule are dispersed violently by paramilitary forces. Over 100 people are killed, 700 people are injured, and Sudanese doctors reported over 70 cases of rape carried out by paramilitary forces according to The Guardian. Harrowing details of rapes by the RSF have emerged in recent days despite restrictions on communications in Sudan, but the extent of the sexual violence has remained unknown.

The civil unrest began in earnest in April, after dictator Omar al-Bashir was ousted from office by the military, 30 years after taking power in his own military coup. People around the world took to social media to bring awareness to the conflict, after decrying the lack of attention by traditional news sources. Many victims have not sought medical treatment, either because of fear of reprisals, insecurity in the city, or because care has been limited. Human rights activists and experts have described the reports of sexual violence as reliable.

As of June 13, the death toll has climbed to 129, and could rise even higher based on data from the Department of State. A top U.S. diplomat will head to the country this week to urge an end to the crackdown. Tibor Nagy, the U.S. assistant secretary of state for African affairs, plans to meet both members of the military leadership and protest leaders in Khartoum. The military took power after exiling the then president, Omar al-Bashir, after months of mass rallies. The ruling council has since refused protestors demands for an immediate move to civilian rule, instead pushing for a transitional power-sharing understanding.

Sudan’s military leaders have refused to make any concessions since the start of the strike, blaming the country’s protest movement for what they describe as a major threat to the nation and its security.


06/14/2019 12:09 AMupdated: 06/14/2019 1:04 PM


  • Bel S.
    09/05/2019 10:06


  • Laurinda R.
    07/01/2019 03:48

    I’m glad I live in America

  • Joe S.
    06/29/2019 03:14

    Thank God I was born here!

  • Charles K.
    06/28/2019 11:55

    Who cares?

  • Brent H.
    06/28/2019 03:48

    fight for your rights you think begging for acceptance is what made America no it took courage from Patriots

  • Kenneth J.
    06/26/2019 01:32

    Not our problem

  • José S.
    06/23/2019 15:41

    The whole world is different kinds of crisis, dysfunctional world leaders, people starving and dying all over, some of us are either lucky or blessed how ever you want to look at it, if you that reads this comment is a believer or not is your choice but personally I believe we're in the last days if the world as we know it, God bless America.

  • Sneha R.
    06/18/2019 17:59

    ya Allah! الله لا يرحم من لا يرحم الآخرين

  • Tony R.
    06/18/2019 00:38

    God Bless You'll

  • Yusuf B.
    06/17/2019 09:59

    sorry but really no one cares in government...its just another african country going through civil unrest

  • Gary W.
    06/17/2019 07:24


  • Johnny B.
    06/16/2019 22:24

    THAT'S why liberation armies should move in. NOT for resources.

  • Fërner Ø.
    06/16/2019 21:46

    Inflrtunadamente ese ciclo de violencia e intranquilidad se repite una y otra vez. Desde el surgimiento de Sudán cuando se separan de Egipto. Luego viene el cisma y surge Sudán del Sur por la corrupción e impunidad. Es lamentable que esas naciones no encuentren la paz y estabilidad de una vez por todas y de manera sostenible y duradera.

  • Salim A.
    06/16/2019 06:14


  • Uday U.
    06/16/2019 05:12

    People speak about other countries as if it hasnt happened here. Search for taminadu sterlite shooting, you could see innocents were shot on head for protesting.

  • Abhishek V.
    06/16/2019 05:01

    Be safe there✌

  • Michael W.
    06/15/2019 22:57

    over 60,000 christians killed by muslims in Africa and no news coverage, 60 killed here and theres coverage.

  • Faith O.
    06/15/2019 18:30

    Is this the now peaceful Sudan you talk about?

  • Dipam P.
    06/15/2019 17:37

    May b we have same place In India. I can't speak name also in social media(Bengal tiger)😂😂😂

  • Imroj
    06/15/2019 12:09

    Overthrow fascist.. power to the people. ✊

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