The Darfur Relief and Documentation Center (DRDC) is an independent, apolitical and not-for-profit non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Geneva (Switzerland). DRDC was established in May 2004 with the view to injecting an independent and impartial civil society perspective for a peaceful resolution of armed conflicts in the Darfur region of western Sudan. DRDC brings together a panoply of individuals from different backgrounds including intellectuals, scholars, community leaders, human rights and pro-democracy activists, and groups from Darfur and other parts of the world and engages them in an effort to help the people of Darfur to put an end to the conflict in the region and rebuild their destroyed lives and livelihood.


DRDC conducts its work through advocacy, lobby, research and documentation on the different aspects that affect life in the Darfur region. DRDC’s core members are persons of solid knowledge of Sudan and the Darfur region combined with modern academic, technical and practical expertise in areas of benefit to the people of the region. DRDC endeavours to consolidate modern civil society concepts in Darfur and to empower the victims of the human rights and humanitarian crisis and the people of the region at large.


To realize this objective, DRDC cooperates with a network of national and local partners to effectively help execute its projects at the grassroots level in Darfur. DRDC maintains a database of indigenous civil society groups as well as researchers and academics from Darfur. DRDC accords special attention to action at the international arena where some important decisions are taken. In addition to enhancing the capacity of its indigenous partners and providing them with the possible technical and material support, DRDC makes use of its position to exclusively raise the concerns of the victims of the conflict in Darfur at regional and international fora.