Sudan

Working With Children in Sudan

World Vision’s history in Sudan dates back to 1983 when it was operational for five years until closing in 1988. We resumed operations in Sudan in 2004 in response to the Darfur crisis. As the work has evolved we’ve opened field offices in Khartoum and Blue Nile states.

In Sudan, the support of the Government of Canada, along with individual Canadians, allows us to run relief, recovery and development programs that benefit more than 1.5 million people directly and indirectly. We provide services in the sectors of food aid, water and sanitation, health and nutrition, gender development education and agriculture and natural resource management. Clan conflict can restrict access to humanitarian efforts but we are in it for the long haul. Our goal is to benefit 2.5 million children in Sudan by 2020.

Your impact in Sudan

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with Canadian support in 2016:

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.

 
  • 63,166 parents and caregivers learned how to provide proper nutrition to their children and protect them from diseases
  • 5,900 women and children in Sudan received mosquito nets, protecting them against diseases such as dengue, malaria and Zika
  • 134 women delivered their babies safely, with the help of a skilled birth attendant
  • 7 health centres were improved with renovations, medical equipment or supplies to better care for children and families

Children and families have access to safe water and sanitation facilities, and training in hygiene practices to stay healthy.


  • 74 water sources are providing access to safe water and protecting children and families against waterborne diseases
  • 16,000 individuals including children have safe water for drinking and cooking thanks to new or repaired water sources
  • 1,687 latrines in homes, schools or the community are providing improved access to sanitation for children and families
  • 12,268 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy

Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.


  • 4,339 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and better provide for their children and families
  • 2,793 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
  • 418 youth were equipped to enter the job market through apprenticeships, vocational training or career counselling
  • 1,062 farm animals were distributed to families, providing a better means to take care of their children
     

Families and children in Sudan receive essential supplies to help them survive and begin recovery in emergencies.

 
  • 5,244 people received daily essentials like shelter, cooking sets and hygiene kits, protecting families during emergencies

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