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

2016

  • 1,589
    Red Cross messages were exchanged between family members separated by conflict.
  • 4,578
    people with disabilities benefited from physical rehabilitation services.
  • 21,000
    people received essential household items.
  • 326
    phone calls were facilitated between family members separated by conflict.
  • 16
    Salamats (oral messages) were distributed to families of detainees.
  • 1
    South Sudanese child was reunited with his family in Juba as part of our aim to reunite families separated during conflict.
  • 250
    armed forces, peacekeepers and university students were trained on international humanitarian law.
  • 60
    people with disabilities were assisted to start their own businesses and earn a livelihood.
  • 48
    physical rehabilitation staff and university students were trained and educated to promote quality physical rehabilitation services.
  • 2
    teams faced off in a wheelchair basketball tournament in Sudan to support the social inclusion of people with disabilities. It was organized by ICRC and its Sudanese partners.

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