Written: 2023 | Published: November 24, 2023 | Mercy Corps

Sudan’s fragmented governance and implications for humanitarian actors

This paper outlines the dynamics of Sudan’s historically fragmented rule and governance, considering both factious military and paramilitary groups, as well as Sudanese state institutions and civil society. As the conflict continues, institutions and territory may become further divided, leading to significant coordination, access and bureaucratic challenges. It is essential to prioritise existing local humanitarian action, taking care to work with institutions that centre the interests of local communities.


This paper was originally published by Mercy Corps.

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