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

2018

  • 6,300
    links between separated families were re-established
  • 108,000
    people in Rokero and Golo localities of Central Darfur received seeds and food
  • 18,000
    returnees in in Tawella area of North Darfur received food
  • 5,400
    people received essential household items
  • 1,000
    people furthered their understanding of IHL and IHRL
  • 178
    hand pumps were repaired to provide clean water
  • 49,000
    people in South Kordofan, Darfur, and Blue Nile received safe drinking water
  • 95
    hand pump technicians and SRCS volunteers were trained