Sudan

Sudan

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In Sudan, we have been assisting the people of Darfur who are suffering from conflict and extreme poverty. With their worsening situation due to the escalation of conflict, in 2023, we allocated funds to two local non-profit organisations, AWAFY and NIDAA. Through these partners, we have supported hundreds of households in internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in Zalingei, Central Darfur. The people in these camps are in need of food, clean water, and better hygiene, and there is a shortage of medical assistance. Moreover, international organisations lack access to the area.

We have provided material and financial support to selected households, allowing them to purchase what they need most and also supporting local businesses. We facilitated the construction and repair of toilets and ensured a supply of clean water.

Sudan's recent history is marked by war, particularly in Darfur and between Sudan and South Sudan, whcih separated in 2011. The situation drastically worsened in April 2023 when clashes erupted between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF). Their leaders, Burhan and Hemeti, were originally allies and, in 2019, they ended the brutal dictatorship of then-Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. An estimated 6.6 million people—half of them children—were forced to flee their homes, making Sudan the country with the highest number of displaced people in the world.

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