Mukesh Kapila is Professor of Global Health and Humanitarian Affairs at the University of Manchester and is also a special representative of the Aegis Trust which is an organisation that campaigns to prevent crimes against humanity and genocide. He has also served as a special advisor to the UNCHR and as the top UN official in Sudan.
While he was stationed in Sudan, after, he was one of the first people to bring the worlds attention to the Genocide happening in the western region of Darfur. Despite, opposition from his superiors in the UN, Kapila went to the BBC and called Darfur the “world’s greatest humanitarian crisis” in March 2004. He was subsequently removed from Sudan in April 2004, 13 months into a 24-month assignment.
Kapila, in his capacity as the special representative of the Aegis Trust sometimes goes to areas in Sudan to document the continued genocidal activities of the Sudanese government.