In this episode, we remember the remarkable but tragic life of Sharif Barko, long term resident of Haringey, friend and supporter of Haringey Welcome, and a Sudanese refugee from Darfur’s Massaleit community, who was tragically killed on a family visit to Darfur in January 2021. Through Sharif’s story we explore the wider context of conflict and genocide in Darfur and Sudan over the past two decades, and Britain’s failure of responsibility towards Sudanese migrants and refugees.
Find out more about Sharif, Darfur, Sudan, and the UK’s broken asylum system by following the links below. To learn more about Haringey Welcome’s work please visit our website at https://haringeywelcome.org/ or follow us on Twitter @HaringeyWelcome. You can also drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you!
Sharif Barko 1961-2021
Sharif Barko HMDT educational resource
Sudanese refugees face deportation from UK as government fails to set up safe and legal routes
Sudan is at risk of unravelling from decades of injustice
Reports and briefings
Genocide: all over again in Darfur? APPG Sudan report April 2023
JCWI ‘Illegal Migration” Bill 2023 Briefing
Beja Power! Electric Soul & Brass from Sudan’s Red Sea Coast
By noori & His Dorpa Band
Abu Obaida Hassan & His Tambour: The Shaigiya Sound of Sudan
By Abu Obaida Hassan