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Migration Challenges and Their Impact on Sudanese Family Dynamics in Times of Conflict and Stability

In light of the ongoing crisis in Sudan, the Sudanese Community in Oxford hosted Dr. Amani El Jack, whose research interests encompass the socio-economic, political, and cultural dimensions of gendered fields such as transnational migration, globalization, militarization/war, and post-conflict reconstruction processes in Africa and the Middle East.

Dr. El Jack provided an in-depth analysis of various forms of immigration, their underlying causes, and the modalities of migration. She further illuminated the ramifications of the immigration surge since mid-April, attributing it to the conflict between Sudan’s military and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF). This conflict has precipitated displacement, fatalities, injuries, and an escalating humanitarian crisis. Incidents of looting, assaults on public institutions, and the seizure of private residences persist in the capital, Khartoum, while hostilities continue in the Darfur states.

Several audience members, who had reached Oxford via evacuation routes, recounted their experiences. This included asylum seekers who had risked their lives to reach the UK. A subsequent open discussion facilitated a comparative analysis of forced migration due to war and economic migration by skilled Sudanese migrants.

Dr Amani El jack

Associate Professor and Chair of Woman's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, College of Liberal Arts, Umas, Boston


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