Eric Reeves

I have spent the past twenty-five years working virtually full-time as a Sudan researcher and analyst,
publishing extensively both in the US and internationally, as well as testifing several times before the
Congress. I have also served as a consultant to a number of human rights and humanitarian organizations operating in Sudan.

I am a Fellow of the Rift Valley Institute (Nairobi) as well as a Trustee of the Darfur Bar Association, an influential voice for human rights and justice throughout Sudan. I have also recently been a Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights. Working independently, I've written on all aspects of Sudan’s recent history. My book about Darfur  (A Long Day’s Dying: Critical Moments in the Darfur Genocide) was published in May 2007. More recently I published Compromising with Evil: An archival history of greater Sudan, 2007 — 2012 (available at no cost as an eBook). I have also worked as a country expert on dozens of cases in the U.S. and Europe assisting Sudanese asylum seekers

Mission for Sudan

I have long been deeply committed to providing humanitarian assistance to the people of Sudan. For a number of years I was director of the Sudan Aid Fund, hosted by the Community Foundation of
Western Massachusetts (a 501/c/3 organization).  I donate all lecture fees, human rights award
honoraria, publication stipends, royalties, and other Sudan-related income to the Sudan Aid Fund and
directly to humanitarian organizations without a US. 501/c/3 designation. Altogether, we’ve been able to direct more than $1.4 million to a range of humanitarian organizations in greater Sudan.
Most recently, I have begun a project in the largest camp Darfur in for internally displaced persons,
focusing particularly on the terrible plight of girls and women who over the past 20 years have been
victims of genocidal sexual violence. There are virtually no humanitarian resources presently devoted to this critical task, even as sexual violence continues.

Working with my Darfuri colleague, Gaffar Mohammud Saeneen, I have been able to increase funding
to Zamzam camp and now help provide food, medicine, and clean water to the very most needy in this
grim home to more than 400,000 people. Here it is important to know that Darfur is in the midst of
terrible violence and the growing threat of serious famine. We hope to do more to alleviate the suffering that seems only to grow.

Updates on Zamzam

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