CARE began working in Sudan in 1979, establishing its programme in South Sudan in 1993.
Now we particularly focus on providing safe access to water, food security and basic healthcare.
In the early days CARE focused on improving water supplies, forestry and energy conservation in eastern Sudan and assisted the large influx of Eritrean refugees who had fled the war in their own country.
After the famine of 1983/84, CARE’s focus shifted to northern and central Sudan.
We have stepped up our emergency relief activities due to the ongoing conflict and drought in Sudan.
CARE distributes food, shelter and other items such as blankets and cooking utensils in the conflict-stricken area of Darfur. We run camps for displaced people.
Helping children get a good education
CARE is working to improve access to basic education in South Sudan. Drop-out rates are high, especially for girls, and only a small percentage of pupils continue past grade four.
Most of the teachers receive little or no pay.
We aim to work with the provisional government to increase access to education for all children in South Sudan. We run programmes to improve teacher education and have rehabilitated over 290 primary schools and ten secondary schools in the region to date.