Pastoralism, Power and Choice: Darfur, Sudan

Helen Young, Abdalmonim Osman, Ahmed Abusin, Michael Asher and Omer Egemi


Livelihoods in the Darfur region of Sudan are closely linked to conflict, especially the pastoralist livelihoods of the camel-herding nomads – the Northern Rizaygat. Since 2004 they have been excluded from various forms of international action on Darfur, as compared with the conflict-affected farming communities. For the Northern Rizaygat this was partly a result of their politicized image as Janja weed militia and their alienation due to their pariah status. This study of the Northern Rizaygat used a livelihoods lens to illustrate their vulnerability and the processes that shaped it.

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