Health on the Move
The ongoing conflict in Sudan has led to people fleeing their homes resulting in a significant increase in internally displaced people (IDPs). World Vision Sudan is using mobile clinics to provide free health and nutrition services to conflict-affected communities, especially children.
Combating Malnutrition with Community-Led Complementary Feeding and Learning Sessions and Early Malnutrition Detection
Despite the challenges posed by the conflict in Sudan, World Vision, with support from donors and the Ministry of Health, continues to support communities by maintaining the functionality of primary healthcare centers and outpatient therapeutic programs.
One in every three Sudanese will need humanitarian assistance in 2023
Approximately 15.8 million people across Sudan – a third of the population or one in every three Sudanese – requires humanitarian assistance, according to the 2023 Sudan Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO). This is 1.5 million higher than the 2022 figures and is the highest caseload in 10 years.
World Vision, alongside other humanitarian partners, is responding to the humanitarian needs of approximately 2 million people living in the four locations we operate in: South Darfur, East Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.
Supporting the health and nutrition needs of newly displaced people in Blue Nile
World Vision, with funding from the Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) and in collaboration with the Sudan State Ministry of Health, set up a primary health care facility to support over 900 IDPs in Blue Nile, Sudan.
World Vision Sudan Annual Report
The 2022 Annual Report highlights the positive impact World Vision Sudan programmes had in our operational areas.
Read about Tayseer, a mother who after losing her first two children finally had a successful delivery thanks to World Vision Sudan community health volunteers. Learn more about how World Vision Sudan piloted production of the first locally produced re-usable sanitary towels in Blue Nile and find out how our school feeding programme is improving nutrition and children’s access to education.
Improving Access to Health and Nutrition Services for Vulnerable People in East Darfur
World Vision Sudan is working to strengthen health systems, manage malnutrition in children under five years old, provide antenatal care to pregnant women and support food insecure people in East Darfur.
World Vision Engages Local Protection Networks to Prevent Harmful Practices Against Children in East Darfur
In East Darfur, World Vision Sudan, with support from the Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF), engages local protection networks to address child protection issues including FGM and child marriage. Harna, a member of the East Darfur child protection network, plays her part in reducing cases of FGM by creating awareness in her community.
Supporting Menstrual Hygiene Through Production of Quality Reusable Sanitary Towels
In 2021, with funding from USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, World Vision in collaboration with local women groups in Blue Nile state produced the first locally made reusable sanitary towels in Sudan to enhance access of the critical hygiene items in remote areas.
With funding from USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, UNICEF and Global Affairs Canada, the initiative has been scaled up to South Kordofan, East and South Darfur.
As a child-focused organisation, our goal is to see children reach their full potential. We don’t just want children to survive, we want them to thrive! We began working in Sudan in 1983, our programmes were initially operational until 1988. In June 2004, we resumed operations, in response to the Darfur Crisis.
Today, our teams of dedicated development and humanitarian professionals work tirelessly to contribute to the improved well-being of boys and girls through multi-sectoral and community-based programmes across four states: South Darfur, Blue Nile, East Darfur and South Kordofan. Our headquarters are in Khartoum.
We remain committed to our vision of life in all its fullness for all children. By 2025, World Vision Sudan will contribute to the wellbeing of 2.1 million most vulnerable boys and girls in Sudan.
Improved Access to Clean Water
Each time our teams establish a new water system or supports the rehabilitation of a broken one, more children and adults have access to clean and safe water. We are also extending clean water access to schools and health facilities.
In 2017, at least 6,000 people in Um Labassa community, South Darfur, collected water for the first time from an improved water source after World Vision helped the community install a solar-powered water structure.
Lack of reliable livelihood or income hinder vulnerable families. We are working to empower the most vulnerable families through initiatives such as Savings Groups, designed to provide access to financial services.
In 2015, Munira took out a loan of 1,500 Sudanese Pounds (equivalent of US$150) to buy two goats. By 2017, her herd had multiplied to 13. Today, Munira sells her goats to meet the needs of her children, like Mohamed (pictured).
Improving Access to Education
World Vision contributes to increasing access to education for the most vulnerable children through promoting school enrollment, increasing the amount of engagement of parents, guardians, communities and volunteers in children’s education, improving learning environments for children as well, as providing learning and teaching materials. These education opportunities are made available in both formal and informal settings.