World Vision launches its new five-year strategy, targeting 2.1 million children in Sudan

Khartoum, 24 March 2021- Child-focused organisation, World Vision International has today launched a new five-year strategy for its Sudan operations, to reach an estimated 2.1 million of Sudan’s most vulnerable children across Blue Nile, South Kordofan, South and East Darfur states.

The strategy prioritises food security and livelihoods, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and health and nutrition programmes as the means to directly impact children and their communities. This strategy also prioritises child protection, and throughout its implementation. World Vision will continue with its programmes in the four states it currently operates in, but deepen operations into areas now accessible in these areas.

During the launch, Emmanuel Isch, Country Director for World Vision in Sudan said: “Our strategy is a promise to vulnerable children, and part of our efforts to focus our resources where we can have the greatest impact for children, while at the same time it reflects our renewed commitment for vulnerable children.”

“It is also about continuing to learn and adapt as an organisation. We will bring lessons we have learnt previously, we will reflect on what did not go well or we could have done better, and continue adapting our work so that we are more agile, including from the COVID-19 pandemic and our response to it,” he added.

Through this strategy, the organisation will build on its strengths and expertise in the areas of cash programming, food security and livelihoods, health and nutrition, education and WASH, tapping into our strong partnerships, and innovations in order to enhance our impact for children.

“We are thankful for all our partners who have supported World Vision on this journey to advocate for children’s needs, to amplify their voices and opportunities, and to increase support for children toward their greater wellbeing. We remain optimistic about the promising possibilities for children, and we look forward to continue engaging and working together, tapping into our strong partnerships, as well innovating, to deliver on our promise for children’s wellbeing.” Mr. Isch noted.

World Vision has been at the forefront, in Sudan, regionally and globally in supporting and advocating for the well-being of children through advocacy, disaster response and development efforts.

In 2016, World Vision embarked on a journey to contribute to the well-being of 2.5 million vulnerable boys and girls in Sudan in the communities where we work, through education, health and nutrition, food security and livelihoods programmes, and access to water, hygiene and sanitation. Working alongside the Government of Sudan, and other partners, together with children and their communities, and with the support of our donors, World Vision is proud of the efforts and achievements towards this goal.


Editor’s notes:

Established in 1950, World Vision is a global Christian humanitarianorganisationdedicated to working with children, families and their communities to reach their full potential by tackling the root causes of poverty andinjustice.World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.  For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter @WorldVision.

In Sudan, World Vision currently operates across four states; South Kordofan, East Darfur, Blue Nile and South Darfur. Learn more at or follow us on Twitter @WorldVisionSud1

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