Produced by Henry Wilkins
September 08, 2023
VOA Unpacks UAE, Sudan RSF Relations
The United Arab Emirates recently set up a field hospital in Chad and is distributing aid to Sudanese refugees who fled conflict between the Sudanese Armed Forces, SAF and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, RSF. The assistance by the UAE comes amid reports by the U.S. newspaper, the Wall Street Journal, that the Arab nation is allegedly supplying arms to the RSF. The UAE has denied the allegations. For more, reporter Henry Wilkins produced this report from Adre, a border town between Sudan and Chad hosting the Sudanese refugees.
September 06, 2023
Sudanese Children Detail Impact of SAF, RSF Conflict
Sudanese children based in a refugee camp in eastern Chad say they fled conflict in the northeastern African nation and add that Janjaweed militias in Darfur recently made them orphans. For more, reporter Henry Wilkins produced this report where he spoke to the orphans and detailed how the conflict between Sudan’s military and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, RSF, has impacted their lives.
September 04, 2023
MSF Calls for Chad Help Amid Sudan Refugee Influx
International health charity, Médecins Sans Frontières, also known as Doctors Without Borders, is calling on the international community to help avoid a “catastrophic” humanitarian disaster in Chad which has become a host nation for an influx of Sudanese refugees that have fled conflict between the Sudanese Armed Forces, SAF, and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, RSF. For more, reporter Henry Wilkins produced this report from Adre, a border town between Chad and Sudan.
September 02, 2023
Refugees in Chad Detail Atrocities in Sudan’s Darfur
The International Criminal Court said last month it would investigate allegations of extrajudicial killings, the burning of homes and markets and looting in Sudan's Darfur region. Reporter Henry Wilkins spoke to refugees in Adre, Chad about the alleged atrocities as Sudanese flee the Dufur.
August 31, 2023
Over 1 Million Flee Sudan Conflict
The United Nations reports over 1 million Sudanese have fled conflict in the northeast African nation between the Sudanese Armed Forces, SAF, and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, RSF. The global body added neighboring nations such as Chad and South Sudan are welcoming refugees, however others such as Egypt and Eritrea have placed restrictions. For more, reporter Henry Wilkins produced this report from Renk, South Sudan and Adre, Chad, both border towns with Sudan.
August 17, 2023
Sudan, Chad Rainy Season Toughens Aid Delivery
Aid groups helping refugees that fled the ongoing conflict in Sudan report logistical challenges from the onset of the rainy season – a development that has led to toughened delivery of aid and a worsening food emergency due to a failed planting season in the northeastern African nation. For more, reporter Henry Wilkins produced this report from Adenour, Chad.
August 15, 2023
Sudanese: Khartoum On The Verge of Collapse
Sudanese refugees that fled conflict between the Sudanese Armed Forces, SAF, and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, RSF, describe the northeastern African nation’s capital, Khartoum, as a city on the verge of collapse resulting from the ongoing confrontation between the rivals. For more, reporter Henry Wilkins produced this report from Joda, South Sudan.
August 13, 2023
What Hinders Sudan's Humanitarian Crisis Response?
The humanitarian crisis in Sudan has been intensified by an ongoing conflict that has stretched to various regions of the country. Despite the injection of $1.5 billion in aid from donors, nonprofits working in the conflict zones say that the funding remains inadequate. Meanwhile, those fleeing Sudan say the humanitarian response in neighboring countries is inadequate, forcing them to return home. VOA's Henry Wilkins uncovers the underlying factors of why this is happening.
July 26, 2023
UN: South Sudanese Flee Sudan Conflict en Masse
The United Nations reports over 100,000 South Sudanese that fled civil war into Sudan are returning home after conflict broke out in the northeastern African nation between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces. The U.N adds the number is rapidly increasing with an average of over 1,000 arriving in South Sudan each day. For more, reporter Henry Wilkins produced this report from Renk, South Sudan.
July 09, 2023
By Lake Chad, Fulani Women Make Maps to Reduce Conflict
Female leaders of the Fulani, an ethnic group of mostly nomadic herders across West Africa and the Sahel, say women can play a vital role in reducing long-running friction with farming communities. Reporter Henry Wilkins spoke to some women by Lake Chad making digital maps to establish boundaries between the two communities.
July 08, 2023
Report: Sudan’s Cultural Heritage Devastated by Conflict
Museums and cultural sites in Sudan have been looted and severely damaged after conflict broke out in April, according to a report by nonprofit Heritage for Peace. Meanwhile, some parties outside of the country are trying to quickly evacuate the antiquities to safety. Henry Wilkins reports from N'Djamena, Chad.
June 27, 2023
UN: Sudan War Sparked Violence Against Children, Women
Sudanese women and children that have fled the ongoing war between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces report a complete breakdown of law and order in that Northeast African nation that has paved way for sexual violence – sentiments echoed by the United Nations. For more, VOA’s Henry Wilkins produced this report where he spoke to U.N. officials and Sudanese survivors of sexual violence.
June 16, 2023
Sudan’s War Affects Neighbors Economy
Experts and international monetary groups report that the war in Sudan has an adverse effect beyond its borders, citing examples such as Chad, where in the capital N’Djamena, economic fall out has begun as traders feel the pinch because imported goods from Sudan are more expensive. For more, VOA’s Henry Wilkins produced this report, where he spoke to traders and authorities.
June 13, 2023
UN: One Million to Flee Sudan War by October
The United Nations announced that it expects close to a million Sudanese to flee war into neighboring nations such as Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, and South Sudan, adding that most of these nations are already hosts to Internally Displaced People (IDP), who face food insecurity and instability. VOA’s Henry Wilkins went to a refugee camp in Borota, Chad where he produced this report documenting some of the challenges faced by Sudanese refugees.
June 06, 2023
Tigray Refugees Caught in Sudan Crossfire
Tigrayans that fled Ethiopia’s civil war for Sudan report being caught between a rock and a hard place amid the recent conflict between the Sudan Armed Forces and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, as they express fears of returning to the Horn of Africa nation due to alleged ethnic cleansing. For more, VOA’s Henry Wilkins produced this report where he spoke by telephone to Ethiopian refugees and experts.
June 06, 2023
UN: Chad Hosting Over 100,000 Sudanese Refugees
United Nations officials report that over 100,000 Sudanese refugees had crossed into Chad by June 1, in search of safety as they fled the ongoing war between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces - a development that has left analysts calling for a U.N. peacekeeping mission to stem the violence in Sudan, while promoting that the warring forces cease-fire. For more, VOA’s Henry Wilkins produced this report, where he spoke to experts and Sudanese refugees that had fled the ongoing conflict.
June 04, 2023
US Boosts African Women Security Participation
The U.S. government is spearheading training in Africa focused on empowering women in terrorist hotspots to join the front lines of security forces – a development happening amid heightened calls by the United Nations for increased female participation in peace and security efforts. For more, VOA correspondent Henry Wilkins produced this report.
May 31, 2023
Sudan War Ripping Towns Apart
Residents of Sudan’s city of Geneina that have escaped conflict between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces report that recent intensified violence between the rivals has ripped the town apart. VOA correspondent Henry Wilkins has more on the story from Adre, Chad, where he spoke to refugees from the conflict in Sudan.
May 28, 2023
Sudanese Pharmacist Helps Conflict Victims
Mohammed Adan, a Sudanese pharmacist and refugee who sought refuge in Chad resulting from the ongoing conflict between the Sudan Armed Forces and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces, set up a makeshift medical facility in a camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) with the aim of helping victims of the conflict. For more on Adan’s attempts to help refugees that are desperate for treatment, and the state of healthcare in Sudan amid the war, VOA correspondent Henry Wilkins filed this report from Koufrone, Chad.