CARE's work in Sudan

CARE has been working in Sudan since 1979 and has implemented humanitarian and development programmes to support the most vulnerable and marginalised communities with a specific focus on women and girls. CARE has reached more than 1 million people with direct and indirect support across Sudan. CARE is currently working in six states (East Darfur, South Darfur, South Kordofan, Kassala, West Kordofan and Khartoum State). We work in partnership with 11 national NGOs and several consortiums and strategic alliances.

Supporting the most vulnerable people in Sudan

With the generous support of the European Union’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) and His Excellency Sheikh Thani bin Abdullah bin Thani Al Thani, CARE has been able to implement the Sustainable WASH and Nutrition (SWAN) – Supporting the Most Vulnerable Populations in Sudan project from June 2019 to May 2020.

The project supported the most vulnerable populations across South Darfur, East Darfur and South Kordofan states by providing them with an integrated package of assistance which incorporates WASH (water, sanitation, hygiene) and nutrition interventions. The overarching objective was to reduce the risk of morbidity and mortality associated with malnutrition and WASH among the targeted populations.

Despite the challenges faced due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Sudan’s ongoing economic crisis and market inflation, CARE provided life-saving services to more than 280,000 people, including internally displaced people, refugees, and vulnerable host communities, and contributed to the reduction of morbidity and mortality associated with malnutrition and WASH. CARE built on our community-based approach during the project period to sustain WASH services and enable communities to sustain services with limited to no external support.

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The key services provided include supporting the operation and maintenance of existing water systems, distribution of water vouchers, rehabilitation and construction of water yards, water quality monitoring, latrine rehabilitations and constructions, training of hygiene promoters, regular cleaning and hygiene promotion campaigns, outpatient therapeutic program / targeted supplementary feeding program, nutrition advice and support.

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About CARE

Founded in 1945 to send 'CARE packages' to people recovering from war, we have been fighting poverty in the world’s poorest countries for 75 years.

CARE's impact

We work in 104 countries around the world, saving lives in emergencies and finding long-term solutions to poverty for millions of people every year.

Our aims

We empower women and girls to fulfil their potential – because when one woman is helped out of poverty, she brings her family and community with her.

Your support

Your support is what makes our poverty-fighting work possible. You can trust us to spend our funds wisely and effectively to help people in need.

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