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Darfur Peace & Development is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization with headquarters in Washington, DC and offices in Khartoum and El Fasher Sudan.  DPDO works to foster reconciliation, to facilitate just governance and to enable Darfurians to rebuild their homeland in effective, sustainable ways. DPDO also promotes awareness of the crisis in the United States.

The Darfur Women’s Centers: Rebuilding lives one basket at a time...

When you buy a basket made by a displaced woman, you do so much  more than just buy a product. You enable a woman to be self-sufficient.  You help educate her. You empower her. When you empower a  woman, you change the world.  So if you want to  change the world, buy  a DPDO basket.    Paulette Cooper

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DPDO News

DPDO Internships

January 18th, 2011

DPDO is looking for Spring/Summer Interns to assist us with administrative and program work. Interns must be available to work with DPDO for at least 3 months.

Internships are unpaid, but school credit may be earned.

Interested students can contact Katherine Naugle at [email protected] for more information. Please include a resume and cover letter…

DPDO Featured in Global Woman Magazine

December 20th, 2010

DPDO’s Women’s Centers  are featured in the December 2010 issue of Global Woman magazine. Click here to view the article, written by Program Director Susan Burgess-Lent…

Construction Progress on DPDO High School

December 19th, 2010

Construction on the exterior structure of Gangy High School is nearly complete. With the help of organizations like T.A.G., who manufacture glass water pipes, we were able to make progress much faster than we thought. This month, DPDO will install doors and windows, work on the interiors, and set up classroom spaces.

Click here to see photos of the construction process

Recent News

Darfur peacekeepers have new approach to protect civilians – Gambari

February 17th, 2011

February 16, 2011 (KHARTOUM) — The head of the first joint UN-African Union force and the largest peacekeeping mission announced that a new approach on movement and access has been adopted to better protect civilians in the restive region of Darfur.

Ibrahim Gambari made the announcement on Wednesday in a press conference held in Khartoum two weeks after severe remarks by U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice on 26 January over the performance of UNAMID to discharge its mandate in the war ravaged region.

Sudan expels French aid group from South Darfur

February 15th, 2011

February 14, 2011 (KHARTOUM) — State authorities in the troubled South Darfur region expelled Monday a French aid group accusing them of supporting rebels from the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) led by Abel Wahid Al-Nur.

Médecins du Monde (MDM), which has worked in Jebel Marra since 2008, announced in a press statement last week the evacuation of its staff members from Kidingir and Leiba on 11 February, citing heavy fighting in the areas between the Sudanese army and SLM rebels.

US begins to remove Sudan from terrorism sponsor list regardless of Darfur; report

February 11th, 2011

February 8, 2011 (WASHINGTON) – The U.S. administration has initiated a process to remove Sudan from its blacklist of terrorism-sponsoring countries, notwithstanding the conflict in the western region of Darfur.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has asked Director of National Intelligence, James R. Clapper, for an intelligence assessment report of Sudan‘s support for terrorist activities.