The January 2011 referendum is a defining moment for Southern Sudan and for Africa. The pivotal referendum is a provision of the 2005 peace agreement and will determine the unity or secession for Southern Sudan. Relief International congratulates the Sudanese for this historical process and continues to support the people of Sudan to maintain the peace process and tackle ongoing crises.
Those living in Sudan have suffered through generations of civil conflict since the country gained national independence in 1956. While the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed in 2005 ended decades of fighting between the north and south, communities still struggle to rebuild after years of devastation that claimed countless lives and wrecked vital infrastructure. In South Sudan, fighting, famine and disease during 21 years of civil war claimed the lives of two million people, forced 600,000 to become refugees and displaced more than four million. At the same time, the violent, ongoing conflict in Darfur has torn the country apart since February 2003 – displacing more than 2.5 million individuals, forcing 220,000 to become refugees and killed over 300,000 Sudanese civilians.
Since 2004, Relief International has responded to the widespread ramification of both crises, providing relief and development support to Sudan’s most vulnerable populations of women, children and families struggling to survive each day with dignity.
Sudan - Current Programs
Sudan: Emergency Health for Populations in Darfur
Relief International's health interventions in North Darfur focus on emergency health and nutrition care to individuals whose lives have been disrupted by violence and displacement. Relief International currently operates a primary health care clinic in Zam Zam Camp and 6 satellite village-run health facilities across the state. Learn More...
Sudan: Combating Malnutrition in Darfur
Relief International currently operates two therapeutic feeding centers in Zam Zam Camp to provide emergency nutrition support to the most vulnerable populations in the camp via food rations, growth monitoring, and nutrition education for caretakers and suffers of malnutrition. Learn More...
Sudan: Village Empowerment for Sustainable Peace in Darfur
To address this loss of household assets, livelihoods, and food security resulting from the years of conflict, RI's interventions in Agriculture and Food Security seek to increase the economic self-sufficiency and resilience of conflict-affected communities. Learn More...