Published on OXFAM, 7 January 2010.
Summary: 2010 will be critical for the future of Sudan: As the country marks the fifth anniversary of the signing of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that ended a devastating civil war, southern Sudan has seen a major upsurge in violence. In 2009, some 2,500 people were killed and 350,000 fled their homes.
This is even more than has been reported in Darfur, where the humanitarian situation remains extremely concerning. With landmark elections and a referendum on the horizon, the peace deal in southern Sudan is fragile and the violence is likely to escalate even further unless there is urgent international engagement … (full text).