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Genocide in Darfur

Hundreds of thousands of people have died in the ongoing genocide in Darfur, Sudan. Following our three investigations into the crisis, PHR has mobilized health professionals, students, and members of the general public to press for urgently needed security in Darfur and compensation and restitution for survivors.

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Darfur nine years on: murder in a media vacuum (New Statesman, April 24, 2012)

The New Statesman reports on PHR's recent brief on Darfur, detailing the widespread attacks that take place in the absence of active armed conflict.

Eyewitness to Slavery and Freedom (The Jewish Daily Forward, April 14, 2012)

The Jewish Daily Forward's Leonard Fein invites PHR's Dr. Mohammed Ahmed Eisa to celebrate Passover and share his story of growing up in Sudan.

Medical Evidence of Widespread Torture in Darfur Released by PHR in PLoS Medicine (April 3, 2012)

Today’s issue of PLoS Medicine features a peer-reviewed study led by PHR that provides rare forensic medical evidence of widespread, sustained torture and other human rights violations by the Government of Sudan (GoS) and allied Janjaweed forces against non-Arabic-speaking civilians in South Darfur.

Hans Hogrefe to be Honored for Contributions to Human Rights (July 11, 2011)

Hans Hogrefe, PHR’s Chief Policy Officer and Washington Director, will be honored by the Stewart Mott Foundation and the Open Society Foundation for his contributions to human rights.

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The Rwandan Genocide: An Indelible Stain (April 7, 2014)

PHR's director of international policy and partnerships/senior advisor, Susannah Sirkin, discusses the Rwandan genocide 20 years later, highlighting that "never again" has not been adhered to. Conflicts in Syria, Sudan, and the Central African Republic continue, and the world is incapable of an effective response.

Dr. Mohammed Ahmed Abdullah Eisa Delivers Lecture at SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s School of Public Health (November 1, 2011)

On September 22, Dr. Mohammed Ahmed Abdullah Eisa, Sudan Program Fellow at PHR, delivered a lecture titled “Human Rights and Health” at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s School of Public Health in Brooklyn, New York. The lecture was part of the Scholar Rescue Fund’s Hite Chair Scholar Lecture Series, which appointed Dr. Mohammed to be a visiting academic fellow.

PHR Applauds New Legislation Discouraging Support for Uganda's LRA (March 9, 2011)

PHR, along with a collection of advocacy groups, applauds U.S. Representatives Ed Royce (R-CA) and Jim McGovern (D-MA) for introducing legislation last week that discourages support or safe haven for the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).

All Eyes on Sudan This Weekend (January 7, 2011)

In a historic event starting on Sunday, January 9, four million South Sudanese will have the opportunity to vote for self-determination.

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Grading the Benchmarks (April 2010)

Now, almost six months after the policy review, an honest accounting of the "benchmarks" for progress in Sudan suggests how much important work remains to be done if broader conflict is to be avoided.

UNAMID Deployment on the Brink (December 2007)

The hybrid peacekeeping force for Darfur is being set up to fail, a group of 35 nongovernmental organizations warned in a report released December 20, 2007.

PHR Urges UN Human Rights Council to Preserve the Mandates of Darfur Expert Group and Special Rapporteur for Sudan (December 2007)

PHR and other NGOS called on the UN Human Rights Council to preserve the mandates of both the Darfur Expert Group and the Special Rapporteur for Sudan, recently expired.

Joint Letter to UN Secretary General on Haroun Appointment in Sudan (September 2007)

The executive directors of eight leading human rights organizations sent a letter to UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon calling on him to make justice for victims and accountability for perpetrators of crimes in Darfur a top priority.

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Our Work

Darfur - Assault on Survival

In May 2004 and January and July 2005, through collecting eyewitness testimony from dozens of Darfurian refugees in Chad, and finding ample evidence of an organized attempt to destroy non-Arab groups, PHR compiled a composit picture of massive destruction in Darfur. Read More »