The issuance of an arrest warrant for Sudan’s sitting head of state for crimes against humanity offers the Obama administration a chance to catalyze multilateral efforts to bring about a solution to Sudan’s decades-long cycle of warfare. One of the crucial missing ingredients to conflict resolution efforts has been some form of accountability for the horrific crimes against humanity that have been perpetrated by the warring parties in Sudan, primarily the Khartoum regime. Peace without justice in Sudan would only bring an illusion of stability, without addressing the primary forces driving the conflict.
Steve Hansch, a Hunger Notes editor with more than 20 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of aid programs, particularly humanitarian mitigation, relief and recovery, reviews The Good Lie. Read More »
With the dust from the second Sudanese civil war barely settled, South Sudan has plunged back into full-scale conflict that shows no sign of a peaceful resolution. Just as the civil war drove millions from their homes between 1983-2005, and set off a massive humanitarian catastrophe, renewed conflict has left the young nation on the brink of starvation. Read More »
Youth have been key fighters in South Sudan’s various conflicts for decades, as depicted in the new feature film The Good Lie. As the country’s ongoing crisis unfolds, with little evidence of abatement, youth continue to suffer the consequences as both the victims and perpetrators of violence, with few alternatives for a better life. Read More »
The Good Lie, a new Warner Brothers film, depicts the shared experiences of several of the "Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan" during the Second Sudanese Civil War and is a powerful point of entry into the story of peace and conflict in South Sudan. This discussion guide can be used in the classroom or among youth groups to enhance and inform conversations surrounding the film.
Sudan’s second civil war and U.S. humanitarian efforts elevated the “lost boys” to widespread recognition. But little attention has been paid to the “lost girls” of Sudan. As South Sudan plunges back into violent conflict, the risks girls face are mounting, including sexual and gender-based violence. Read More »
South Sudan achieved independence from Sudan in 2011, marking a major milestone and promising to bring with it peace, prosperity, equality, and development. However, in December 2013, a political power struggle unleashed a new and brutal armed conflict that continues today and civilians are paying the highest price.
Katie-Jay Scott Stauring, Director of Operations and Community Involvement at i-ACT, wrote this piece following her attendance at the screening of The Good Lie at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. Read More »