Sudanese government obliged to extend more rights to Darfuris

Isha Dyfan giving a presentation. Photo: UNAMID

The Government of Sudan has an obligation to extend greater "economic, social and cultural rights" to the citizens of the troubled Darfur region.

That's according to Isha Dyfan, chief of the Human Rights Section of the joint UN-African Union Mission in the region,  UNAMID.

Darfuri rebels have been fighting government troops and militia since 2003, and with 2.6 million displaced, around 1.6 million civilians continue to live in camps for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

UNAMID has nearly 16,000 military personnel, but its main priority is protection of civilians.

Setyo Budi asked Ms Dfyan what rights the people of Darfur were entitled to.

Duration: 6’43″

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