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Darfur is a region in western Sudan. An independent sultanate for several hundered years, it was incorporated into Sudan by Anglo-Egyptian forces in 1916. Because of the war in Darfur, the region has been in state of humanitarian emergency since 2003.
The Darfur United Soccer Club began in 2012 and as a joint effort between the refugee community, i-ACT, the UN Refugee Agency and soccer fans. That year, the soccer team scored the Darfur community’s first international goal at Viva World Cup in Iraqi-Kurdistan. Since then, the team has been a vehicle for global awareness and a vehicle for hope and pride for the Darfur community.
This movement has brought hope and joy to the displaced people of Darfur. Darfur United has successfully inspired the Darfur people, fostered unity and cohesion among Darfuri tribes dispersed between the camps, and served as a microphone for an often voiceless and powerless community. The 2014 CONIFA World Football Cup in Sweden gave stage for the players to share their story and advocate for themselves, as the tournament reached 300 million people across 61 countries through TV, radio, and newspaper coverage and live reporting.
0 Darfur United – Tamil Eelam 10
0 Darfur United – Nagorno-Karabakh 12
0 Darfur United – South Ossetia 19
0 Darfur United – Padania 20