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20 Jan 2016 description
report Tearfund

13 January 2016, 3:00pm

On 14 December 2015, Tearfund offices across Sudan were visited by government officials, who requested us to close until further notice. Despite efforts to clarify the situation and resume our humanitarian activities, it is with extreme disappointment that we have now received notification from the government that our work in Sudan is to be closed down.

16 Dec 2015 description
report Tearfund

On 14 December 2015, Tearfund offices across Sudan were visited by government officials and asked to close until further notice. Individual staff members, personal belongings, and organisational assets have been treated with respect. The reasons for the closure are not known at this time. Tearfund has a cordial working relationship with the Government of Sudan at local and national levels. We are actively seeking the Government’s direction on how to proceed in order to resume our humanitarian activities.

09 Jul 2014 description

A group of seven major international aid agencies said they face a shortfall of $89m/£52m just when the South Sudan humanitarian crisis edges closer to the risk of famine. Speaking out on the 3rd anniversary of the country’s independence they warned their aid efforts to help hundreds of thousands of people caught up in the conflict was under threat due to a lack of funds.

22 Aug 2013 description
report Tearfund

22 August 2013

07 May 2013 description
report Tearfund

Tens of thousands of people in Darfur have been displaced by renewed fighting in recent weeks. As they have over the last nine years, Tearfund teams are responding to help these people who in many cases have fled with little or nothing.

The attack came from the east and the west, spreading panic and fear with its gunfire.

For Halima, there was no time to gather any of her family’s possessions. She grabbed her five children and started running.

23 Dec 2011 description
report Tearfund

On 9 July this year, Sudan split in two and the new nation of South Sudan was born. Independence, after years of civil conflict, led many people to return to the south to start new lives. But living conditions are tough and most new arrivals face starting over from scratch. Here we report on how Tearfund is helping poor families make a successful transition.

When Mayen Ngor Ngor left Darfur to settle in South Sudan, he came with his farming skills but little else.

14 Dec 2010 description

Summary

On Christmas Eve 2008 and over the following three weeks, 865 women, men and children were savagely beaten to death and hundreds more abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in a remote corner in the north-east of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and in southern Sudan. The attack was a murderous backlash in response to Operation "Lightning Thunder", a military offensive launched some 10 days before against the LRA by Uganda, DRC and southern Sudan.

14 Dec 2010 description

Résumé

A la veille de Noël 2008 et pendant les trois semaines qui ont suivi, 865 hommes, femmes et enfants furent sauvagement battus à mort et des centaines d'autres enlevés par l'Armée de Résistance du Seigneur (connue sous son sigle anglais : la LRA) dans un coin reculé du nord-est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) et au Sud Soudan. L'attaque était une action de représailles contre l'opération « Eclair de Tonnerre », une offensive militaire lancée contre la LRA quelque 10 jours plus tôt par l'Ouganda, la RDC et le Sud Soudan.

24 Sep 2010 description

The world's success or failure on Sudan will be judged by the next few months

New York: Friday 24 September 2010

World leaders at today's Sudan summit must take concrete action to help ensure peace, safety and development for all Sudanese people, five international aid agencies said in an open letter.

24 May 2010 description

Background paper - ODI Project Briefings 41 published by ODI, Tearfund and World Vision, May 2010

Faith based communities (FBCs) (Box 1) provide 40% to 50% of healthcare in developing countries (African Religious Health Assets Programme, 2006). One in five organisations working on HIV programmes are faith-based (World Health, 2004). While their role in responding to HIV is recognised, FBCs have unexploited capacity for the delivery of HIV prevention, treatment and care.

This is partly because some humanitarian organisations do not value the role of FBCs.

04 May 2010 description
report Tearfund

Traditional healers in Darfur are being trained by Tearfund to help identify malnourished children in need of attention.

When a child falls sick in the Sudanese region, it's customary for mothers to turn to local healers for guidance.

More than 50 such traditional practioners have been taught by Tearfund staff the tell-tale signs of malnutrition which means they can then refer them quickly to feeding centres.

Here, depending on the extent of their need, the youngsters will receive a high protein and high energy food called plumpynut or a corn soya blend mix with sugar and …

11 Mar 2010 description
report Tearfund

A growing number of Sudanese mums-to-be are receiving improved healthcare due to the increasing popularity of a Tearfund delivery unit.

Based in the southern Sudan village of Motot, the facility provides a safe place for women to give birth in an area that has one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the world.

With few other healthcare options, most local women choose home births, helped by traditional birth attendants, but often conditions are unsanitary and dangerous.

Fears allayed

Prejudice and ignorance initially made mothers-to-be reluctant to use the Tearfund …

11 Jan 2010 description
report Tearfund

Thousands of children in West Darfur are receiving lifesaving lessons in hygiene from Tearfund to help stop the spread of disease.

Simple, yet vital, health messages are being given to youngsters via stories, song and drama.

Eleven-year-old Hazirah is among 1,000 pupils at Garsila Town Basic School for Girls in the Wadi Salih locality, who has benefited.

Every week she attends a health club Tearfund has set up in her school, where she learns hygiene and health messages through interactive activities.

Clean and safe

'I now always wash my hands after using the latrine and …

07 Jan 2010 description

The next 12 months will be critical for the future of Sudan. As the country marks the fifth anniversary of the signing of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement that ended a devastating civil war, southern Sudan has seen a major upsurge in violence. In 2009, some 2,500 people were killed and 350,000 fled their homes. With landmark elections and a referendum on the horizon, the peace deal is fragile and the violence likely to escalate even further unless there is urgent international engagement.

Southern Sudan is one of the least-developed regions in the world.

25 Oct 2007 description
report Tearfund

Summary

S.1 Project background

As a result of the conflict, Darfur has unprecedented concentrations of population, imposing high localised demands on water resources. This is taking place in an area where the rain falls in only four months of the year and the prevailing geology is unfavourable for storage of groundwater. While there are some exceptional areas rich in groundwater such as the wadis or a few sandstone areas, these are of little benefit for populations that are unable to travel to these sources without fear of harassment.

29 Jun 2007 description
report Tearfund

Introduction

The relief effort in Darfur takes place in a context of greater environmental vulnerability than many of the larger relief operations of recent years such as the Balkans, Liberia, Sierra Leone and South Sudan. Access to environmental resources is central to the chronic conflict between pastoralists and farmers and therefore an important component of the Darfur crisis. Environmental resources are under considerable stress in Darfur as a result of the concentration of demand caused by the massive population displacement.

29 May 2007 description
report Tearfund

DEC agencies urge public to keep giving to help those in need before downpours arrive.

Levels of malnutrition in children in some parts of Darfur and Chad are alarmingly high due to chronic food shortages, aid agencies warned today.

According to a recent nutrition survey by Tearfund at El Neem camp in Ed Daien, South Darfur, 30 per cent of babies are malnourished - double the level considered to be an emergency.

14 May 2007 description
report Tearfund

Christian relief and development agency, Tearfund, is appealing for emergency funds as the conflict and desperate on going humanitarian crisis worsens in Darfur and Chad. It is estimated that there are currently over two million people displaced across Darfur due to the conflict, higher than the number displaced at the time of the previous 2004 appeal. A further 140,000 people are internally displaced in Chad.

20 Oct 2006 description
report Tearfund

This report highlights two key points:

1. Climate change jeopardises water supply for millions of people in developing countries and threatens mass movements of climate change refugees. Water scarcity undermines many other development goals.

2. The potentially catastrophic effects of climate change, which threaten decades of successful development, could be averted.

31 Jul 2006 description
report Tearfund

It is with shock and deep sadness that Tearfund confirms the death on Thursday, (July 27), of a Sudanese member of its relief team working in West Darfur, Sudan.