Sudan

The ICRC has been working in Sudan since 1978 assisting victims of armed conflict. To improve the quality of support extended to people with disabilities, the ICRC supports the physical rehabilitation programme of the National Authority for Prosthetics and Orthotics, through technical expertise, training and imported raw materials. The ICRC also promotes knowledge of international humanitarian law (IHL) amongst different circles, such as the Sudan Armed Forces, academia and civil society. In addition, the ICRC works with the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) on a number of activities, including reconnecting families separated during conflict, relevant trainings for SRCS staff members, and enhancing their knowledge of IHL. Following a positive round of discussions with the Sudanese authorities, the ICRC is currently working on restarting additional programmes for affected communities that will focus on improving access to water and health services, and strengthening livelihoods and food security. For these programmes, the ICRC will be working with the Sudanese Red Crescent Society, relevant government institutions, and communities, in line with its mandate and principle.

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In numbers

2017

  • 347
    Red Cross messages were exchanged between family members separated by conflict.
  • 5,800
    people with disabilities benefited from physical rehabilitation services.
  • 1,500
    families received essential household items.
  • 5,600
    phone calls were facilitated between family members separated by conflict.
  • 10,000
    internally displaced persons gained access to clean drinking water
  • 125
    detained people were repatriated
  • 1,400
    people furthered their understanding of IHL and IHRL
  • 253
    detainees released by the Government of Sudan received humanitarian assistance
  • 1,120
    children with physical disabilities received assistance
  • 1,260
    internally displaced families received cash or cash vouchers