Sudan Cultural Backgrounder
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Cultural Backgrounder: Sudan

Here are a few resources for you to review to elevate your knowledge about the country of Sudan and what has led to its refugee crisis. If you work directly with people from the Sudan, this may help you put some things into context.


Note: Catholic Community Services of Utah (CCS) Migration and Refugee Services department serves refugees and displaced peoples from all sides of national and cultural conflicts. Therefore, the perspectives in these resources do not directly reflect the perspectives of all of CCS’s clients. It is recommended that you not assume an individual’s personal beliefs about a conflict.





Sudan Country Conditions Report

A document showing a timeline of relevant historical events in Sudan and the current situation as of 2015 


BBC Sudan Country Profile

A general overview of important facts about Sudan including a description of leaders, recent appearances in the media, and a timeline of key dates in the nation’s history


Darfuri Refugees in the United States

A video detailing the experiences of a few refugees from the Darfur region of Sudan as they live their lives in the U.S.

**Darfur is a geographic region located largely in western present-day Sudan. However, “Darfur” and “Sudan” are not interchangeable and refer to different regions and peoples.




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Is your client from Sudan? Use the following resources to better understand the context of where your client is coming from!