Appeals & Response Plans
- Sudan: Floods - Jul 2018
- Sudan: Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) Outbreak - Jul 2017
- Sudan: Floods - Jun 2017
- Sudan: Floods - Jun 2016
- Sudan/South Sudan: Measles Outbreak - Mar 2015
- Sudan: Floods - Jul 2014
- Sudan: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Nov 2013
- Sudan: Flash Floods - Aug 2013
- Sudan: Yellow Fever Outbreak - Oct 2012
- Sudan: Floods - Jun 2012
Maps & Infographics
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PHOENIX, AZ, May 8, 2006 -- Darfur, a region in Western Sudan, has been called the world's worst humanitarian crisis by the United Nations. The statistics are daunting. Since February 2003, 1.7 million have been internally displaced, 220,000 have fled into neighboring countries, and over 200,000 have died in the three-year conflict. President Bush recently announced an increase in US emergency food shipments to the region and has asked Congress to approve $225m in aid.
Six North American-based humanitarian aid organisations - including Food for the Hungry International - have joined together to provide relief to families in Sudan's war-torn region of Darfur. In addition to FHI the partnership, called the Darfur Relief Collaboration (DRC), includes: World Relief, World Concern, Northwest Medical Teams, MAP International and the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee.
FHI will be supporting local churches working in Chad, to respond to the influx of refugees from Sudan's troubled Darfur region.
An FHI grant of $30,000 is helping several thousand Sudanese get through until the next harvest.
FHI's Uganda program is helping families
fight for their lives in the wake of vicious attacks by a rebel army, and
serious drought that decimated crops.
A rebel group known as the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has abducted fourteen children and killed one teenager involved in FHI's Child Sponsorship Programme. The LRA conscripts the abducted boys into its army and forces the girls to become sex partners with its soliders.
FHI staff are praising God that seven of the abducted children either escaped or were allowed to return home.