Relief International has operated continuously in North Darfur since 2004, providing life-saving health and nutrition services for thousands of people in ZamZam camp.
The start of the Darfur conflict, which escalated in 2003, forced more than three million people from their homes. Today, an estimated 200,000 remain displaced and are living in Sudan’s ZamZam camp, which is located on the outskirts of El Fasher.
Relief International has operated continuously in North Darfur since 2004. Our teams provide life-saving health and nutrition services for thousands of people in ZamZam camp. The mainstay of our work tackles the high rates of malnutrition inside the camp by providing targeted health services for women and children.
In ZamZam, rates of Global Acute Malnutrition hover around 15%, while Severe Acute Malnutrition –the most extreme kind of starvation – affects roughly 3% of the camp’s population. This project, funded by ECHO, provides the vital services needed to maintain some of the last remaining health clinics in the camp.
Our teams are responsible for managing one static health and nutrition center and five outreach health clinics inside ZamZam. We also provide comprehensive healthcare to members of the host community in Al-Malha, where we operate four static health clinics. Both populations remain extremely susceptible to malnutrition due to pervasive and chronic food shortages in the area.
Relief International also works to build the capacities of local community health workers and personnel at Sudan’s Ministry of Health. We continue to invest in Sudanese medical professionals by providing trainings and refresher courses for State Ministry of Health employees working in our centers. This effort ensures that quality healthcare services will remain available to these vulnerable populations long after our involvement ends.
SUDAN — Al Malha, East Darfur and ZamZam Camp
- Health and Nutrition