Written: 2020 | Published: February 18, 2021 | Khalid Ammar Hassan

Spilling Over: Conflict Dynamics in and around Sudan’s Blue Nile State, 2015-19

Though often overlooked, the conflict in Blue Nile plays a key role in both national and regional stability due to the presence of multiple armed groups with varied and often short-term interests operating in the state and across the borders with South Sudan and Ethiopia. For those on the ground, the conflict and subsequent tensions have resulted in a deep division of Blue Nile communities, often along ethnic lines, and the humanitarian situation remains at a critical level, with approximately onefifth of the population living in refugee camps

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