Sudan

Peoples Under Threat Ranking:
#4
1

Communities at risk

Fur, Zaghawa, Massalit and others in Darfur, Ngok Dinka, Nuba, Beja

Summary

The government of Sudan has made waging war on its own people the defining feature of its approach to governance. For over three decades, first in what is now South Sudan, then in Darfur and more recently in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states, Sudanese armed forces have perpetrated attacks on civilian targets. Opposition armed… Read more »

Peoples Under Threat Data

2016 Data Peoples under Threat value
Self-determination conflicts5
Major armed conflict2
Prior genocide / politicide1
Flight of refugees and IDPs0.0765
Legacy of vengeance - group grievance9.7
Rise of factionalized elites9.8
Voice and Accountability-1.734
Political Stability-2.356
Rule of Law-1.145
OECD country risk classification7
TOTAL20.63

The overall measure for each country is based on a basket of 10 indicators. The number in each row is drawn from the source for that particular indicator. The sources of data and calculations used are detailed on the Notes to Table page. 

Background

The government of Sudan has made waging war on its own people the defining feature of its approach to governance. For over three decades, first in what is now South Sudan, then in Darfur and more recently in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states, Sudanese armed forces have perpetrated attacks on civilian targets. Opposition armed groups also continue to mount attacks, but such blatant official disregard for the principle of distinction is partly sustained and legitimated by an ideology of Arab superiority and an approach to African or ‘black’ tribes of barely concealed racism.