Sudan’s region of Darfur has been experiencing an internal war which has killed hundreds of thousands and displaced millions of the civilian population. For the past two years, the international community has been attempting to protect Darfur’s inhabitants through a variety of political, security and humanitarian endeavors. However, death and displacement continue at an alerting rate. The purpose of this study is to define the problems the international community is encountering and propose potential solutions to provide more effective protection. The data for the study has been collected utilizing semi-structured qualitative interviews from a panel of ten experts who are intimately familiar with the protection efforts of the international community in Darfur. This synthesis of the suggestions of the interviewees will hopefully be helpful in guiding the international community’s operations to more effectively address the protection needs of the local population and bring an enduring peace to the region.