Written: 2017 | Published: November 04, 2023 | Yasir Elfatih Abdelrahim Elsanousi

Traditional judiya leaders in sudan as actors of humanitarian diplomacy: are they eligible to fulfill these roles in the Darfur humanitarian crisis?

This article explores the potential of traditional judiya leaders in Sudan as actors of humanitarian diplomacy in the context of the Darfur crisis. The study argues that Judiya operates in line with fundamental humanitarian principles and shares many tools with those utilized in humanitarian diplomacy. The ajaweed, respected elders and traditional leaders, play a central role as mediators in the judiya system. The study suggests that judiya leaders are fit to assume the roles of humanitarian diplomacy actors and that approaching the ajaweed appropriately may help tackle obstacles and difficulties facing organizations providing humanitarian and relief services in Darfur. The article concludes that judiya has more promising benefits in humanitarian diplomacy than in political rounds in the context of the Darfur crisis.


This paper was originally posted by the author on ResearchGate.net.

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