In 2020, violence and instability still affect the area of Darfur, causing displacement and preventing civilians from getting basic assets or building economic stability. Concern is responding with programs in livelihoods, health and nutrition, and WASH.

I was really distressed before we were referred to Concern’s nutrition program by their volunteers. I thought I might lose my only daughter. I am now very grateful to Concern for bringing my daughter to life.

— Gisma Kafitutu, Mother

Why Sudan

9.3 million Sudanese require humanitarian assistance

Poor economic growth due to sanctions and harsh environments have placed Sudan in the lowest quintile in the UN’s Human Development Index. Of the 9.3 million in need of humanitarian assistance, 1.8 million are internally-displaced. Over 46.5% of the population currently live below the poverty line.

Our emergency programming focuses on supporting the most vulnerable with access to health and nutrition services, while providing communities with access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities. We also run CMAM (Community Management of Acute Malnutrition) centers.

In Darfur, we are working with the community on building resilience in response to the ongoing effects of climate change.

Latest Achievements

  • Emergency Response

    In December 2019, a sudden outbreak of violence in West Darfur displaced 45,000 people from their homes. Supported by Irish Aid and USAID, we responded with distributions of shelter kits as well as washing facilities.

  • Agriculture

    In 2019, our Building Resilience for Poverty Reduction program reported a 60% increase in the average yield of sorghum for farmers participating in our Farmer Field Schools in West Darfur.

  • Health & Nutrition

    Working closely with the Ministry of Health, we helped to strengthen the national drug supply system in Sudan and supported 12 health centers (with a combined patient roster of over 143,00 people) with an improved supply of medication.

Our work in Sudan

Concern has been in Sudan for 35 years, and in that time has worked to build financial empowerment, support local health and nutrition systems, and deliver humanitarian assistance in emergencies.

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