Not Just a Piece of Paper

Justin Forsyth | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK
Justin Forsyth

Last week in New York over 160 leaders from around the world signed an agreement that will shape all of our destinies and radically change the way we tackle poverty, inequality and climate change. In more than 25 years working in international development, this is perhaps the most pivotal moment I have had the privilege to be part of. A decade and a half after we ushered in a new era with the Millennium Development Goals, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will come into force.

Syrian Boat People: A global crisis needs global solutions

Mary Creagh | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Politics
Mary Creagh

The world is confronted by an unprecedented number of crises. Over 58 million people are affected by conflict. We receive daily reminders of the horrors in Syria and Libya. But there are also the forgotten conflicts in Central African Republic, Sudan, Burundi and even Ukraine.

My Experience in Calais' Refugee Camp - The Jungle

Jaz O'Hara | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jaz O'Hara

I've been thinking all day about how I can find the words for what we experienced last week. An hours drive from my house, then half an hour on the Eurotunnel, and we were in the world's worst refugee camp in terms of resources and conditions, yet we were welcomed with open arms. It's amazing how only the people who have nothing really know how to share.

Hunting the World's Most Wanted People Smuggler

Alex Crawford | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK
Alex Crawford

There is no rule of law and much of the state infrastructure is crumbling with government employees complaining about not being paid. And it's here in Tripoli where the Italian investigators traced Ghermay to, where they believe he's living and from where he manages his multi-national human trafficking business. And it's here he will carry on operating, safe in the knowledge he can't and won't be caught - no matter the protestations and political pledges to crack down on the gangs and the networks. Because Libya is anarchic and that means the smugglers can operate with impunity.

Darfur: An invisible conflict, Bashir- a visible pain in the backside?

Adama Juldeh Munu | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK
Adama Juldeh Munu

All eyes have been on South Sudan the last couple of months- and with good reason. Two years on and still no cutting edge solution yet to end the conflict besieging the newest country, but talks will resume this month. However, the situation in Sudan is still very much unfinished business in the Horn of Africa.

The Futility of Fatwas Against Isis

Nesrine Malik | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK
Nesrine Malik

The ideological response to ISIS must be cast from outside the realm of religious authority altogether. You see, Islam in particular, and holy text religions in general, are open to interpretation and selectivity. By responding to ISIS from within its own paradigm, one only validates its basic premise...

How Art Is Being Used to Address Issues in Sudan

Francisca Stewart | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Francisca Stewart

Will art be able to make change happen in Sudan? This is the question being faced by artist of various mediums, from filmmakers to cartoonists.

South Sudan: A Nation Awash With Arms

Elizabeth Ashamu Deng | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Politics
Elizabeth Ashamu Deng

South Sudan is awash with weapons and thousands of people have been killed as government and opposition forces commit war crimes, crimes against humanity and other grave human rights violations and abuses.

Pope Francis' Moving Moment With Sudanese Mother, Who Faced Death For Her Faith

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK

Pope Francis has met privately with the Sudanese woman who arrived in Italy after escaping a death sentence in Sudan for refusing to recant her Christ...

Sudanese Mother Sentenced To Death Gives Smile That Says 'Free At Last'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK

The Sudanese mother sentenced to death for her Christian faith whilst pregnant with her baby daughter is safe at last, arriving in Italy after spendin...

Sudanese Christian Mother, Sentenced To Hang, Is Freed By Court

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK

A Sudanese woman who had been sentenced to death for apostasy has had her sentence canceled and is set to be released, the country's official news age...

Hopes Dashed For Release Of Death Row Christian Mother After Sudan Denial

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK

Hopes for a Sudanese Christian mother sentenced to hang for apostasy have been dashed as Sudan's government has denied it is set to release her, claim...

Meriam Ibrahim 'To Be Freed'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK

The Sudanese woman who gave birth on death row is to be freed according to reports. But the good news has been tempered by Meriam Ibrahim's lawyers...

Sudanese Woman Sentenced To Death For Marrying A Christian 'To Be Freed'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK

A woman sentenced to death in Sudan after marrying a Christian could be released within days, according to reports. A senior Khartoum official has tol...

Cameron Denounces 'Barbaric' Sudan Death Sentence

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK

David Cameron has urged the Sudanese government to lift the "barbaric" death sentence handed to a woman for marrying a Christian. The Prime Ministe...

FIRST PICTURE: Baby Born To Sudanese Mother On Death Row Who Was 'Forced To Give Birth In Shackles'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK

A pregnant Sudanese woman who gave birth on death row was forced to deliver her baby whilst in shackles, her husband has claimed. Meriam Yehya Ibr...

Pregnant Sudanese Woman On Death Row Gives Birth To Baby Girl

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK

UPDATE FIRST PICTURE: Baby Born To Sudanese Mother On Death Row Who Was 'Forced To Give Birth In Shackles' A pregnant woman awaiting a death senten...

Shackled And Awaiting Death: Husband Describes Horror Of Visiting Pregnant Wife On Death Row

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Baby Born To Sudanese Mother On Death Row Who Was 'Forced To Give Birth In Shackles' (PICTURE) A desperate husband who travelled from the S...

Pregnant Woman Sentenced To Hang For Apostasy Is Refusing To Renounce Faith

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK

The husband of a pregnant Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to hang for apostasy has said he is terrified for his wife, but she is determined not to ...

A Pregnant Woman Has Been Sentenced To Hang Because Of Her Faith

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK

A Sudanese court has sentenced a heavily pregnant woman to death after she left Islam and married a Christian man. The decision to sentence the wom...

Sudan: Underreported and Ignored

Francisca Stewart | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Francisca Stewart

The president of Sudan, Omar-al Bashir can more easily turn his back on his own victims than he can to outcries from the rest of the world. The second we consider the situation in Sudan as hopeless, the second it becomes so.

Bringing Up the Bodies in Darfur

Olivia Warham | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK
Olivia Warham

It is bad enough that the international community averts its eyes from the state-sponsored horror that persists in Darfur and elsewhere in Sudan... We compound Darfur's suffering by failing to use our leverage in the region to ensure Bashir faces justice at the ICC.

'I Wanted To Lie Down And Die': Egypt And Sudan Implicated In Torture Camps

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK

Hoping to escape poverty and political repression, tens of thousands of Eritrean refugees have fled their country in search of a better life. Inste...

Justice Must Not Be Dulled By Wrinkles

Jemma Wayne | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Politics
Jemma Wayne

The time has come for the role of international courts to evolve and take a greater part. Our own governments must facilitate and demand this. And respond to humanitarian need. If the question is 'are we our brother's keeper?' the answer must be a resounding 'yes'.

A Deadly Sleight of Hand

Olivia Warham | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK
Olivia Warham

It is a tactic beloved of despots: while the world's attention is on one bloody conflict, you can slaughter with impunity elsewhere... Since mid-December the media has watched as the world's newest nation, South Sudan, has torn itself apart. Meanwhile, its old oppressor next door in Sudan is enthusiastically grasping the chance to "end" its own troublesome "rebellion".